Trump Celebrates Progress On Border Wall, Despite Obstruction From Democrats

You have to give Trump major credit for this.

Democrats have done everything they know how to do in an effort to block Trump and keep him from building the wall and it’s still getting done.

FOX News reports:

Trump touts border wall progress, optimistic after recent court victories

President Trump on Wednesday expressed optimism in his effort to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and said recent court victories will help pave a way around “obstructionist Democrats.”

Building the wall was a key promise during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign but he has struggled to secure congressional support for the project — a problem made worse for him when Democrats took control of the House after the 2018 midterm elections. Now the president appears intent on preventing his 2020 Democratic challenger from framing the issue as an unfulfilled promise.

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“The Wall is going up very fast despite total Obstruction by Democrats in Congress, and elsewhere,” Trump tweeted.

Trump promised to have close to 500 miles of wall along the 1,954-mile-long border with Mexico. The U.S. Supreme Court in July cleared the way for about $2.5 billion to be used from a Pentagon counter-drug program.

See Trump’s tweet below:

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Things are moving even faster now.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Pace of border wall construction doubled, work on private land begins

The Trump administration has stepped up the rebuilding of the dilapidated U.S.-Mexico border wall and is finally moving on new extensions of the 30-foot-high barrier as it aims to install 500 miles of a new “border system” by the end of next year, officials said on Monday.

Compared to the last wall building effort in 2006 under President George W. Bush, when it took two years to start digging on approved projects, the Trump administration has cut that to 9-11 months, said a senior administration official.

And once the $3.6 billion in money redirected from the Pentagon lands in the hands of border officials, they expect the construction of 2-3 miles a week will surge.

On a day when the administration revealed a dramatic drop in apprehensions of illegal immigrants for a third month in a row, officials also drew attention to the wall building efforts and pushed back at critics who have suggested that the administration wasn’t building anything new.

You won’t hear that on CNN.


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