Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters


Says it was “only done to make me look bad”!

The group that raised money online for the wall promoted itself as supporting Trump during a government shutdown that started in December 2018 because Congress wouldn’t fund Trump’s demands for a border wall. Called “We Build the Wall,” the group has raised more than $25 million promoting itself as supporting the president.

Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach are on the board of “We Build the Wall”.

Fisher Industries from North Dakota built the wall and now has a new $1.3 billion  contract for 42 miles of wall in Arizona.

The section in question is a roughly 3-mile (5-kilometer) fence of steel posts just 35 feet (10 meters) from the Rio Grande, the river that forms the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. That’s much closer to the river than the government ordinarily builds border barriers in South Texas because of concerns about erosion and flooding that could violate U.S. treaty obligations with Mexico.

Lots more on the links.

Star Tribune Pro Publica

Previously on News Views:

Wing Nuts ignore court order to stop private wall construction

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