Trump administration has built 1.7 miles of new fencing between the US and Mexico and spent $1.57 billion on it, according to the reports.
“’Based on the updated information, it appears that CBP has now constructed 1.7 miles of fencing with its fiscal year 2018 funding,” said Douglas Letter, House of Representatives general counsel, – reports dailymail.co
US President Donald Trump commented on the matter posting on Twitter Wednesday that “Much of the Wall being built at the Southern border is a complete demolition and rebuilding of old and worthless barriers with a brand new Wall and footings.”
“Problem is, the Haters say that it is not a new Wall, but rather a renovation,” he added. “Wrong, and we must build where most needed…”
“Also, tremendous work is being done on pure renovation – fixing existing Walls that are in bad condition and ineffective, and bringing them to a very high standard!” Trump said in another tweet.
During his speech at a rally in Pennsylvania on Monday Trump said that “the Wall is being built as we speak. We’ll have almost 500 miles of the wall by the end of next year.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website