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Wed May 22, 2019, 04:43 PM

Trump concedes border wall construction is replacement and 'pure renovation'

Source: Politico


By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 05/22/2019 08:48 AM EDT Updated 05/22/2019 09:16 AM EDT

President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against “haters” who say he is making little headway on his signature campaign promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, though he admitted that much of the work currently being done was “pure renovation.”

“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 is not a new Wall, but rather a renovation. Wrong, and we must build where most needed,” he wrote on Twitter. “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 oversaw the longest government shutdown in history earlier this year, an impasse created by his insistence on wall funding. His administration also remains mired in a legal battle over his attempt to skirt Congress to secure funding for his proposed border wall by declaring a national emergency.

The president has frequently touted the progress on his wall — much of which he’s portrayed as new construction, even though it is not. Trump has also occasionally acknowledged that current wall construction is mostly replacement work.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/22/trump-mexico-border-wall-immigration-1338452

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Reply Trump concedes border wall construction is replacement and 'pure renovation' (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 22 OP
SergeStorms May 22 #1
BigmanPigman May 22 #2
Bernardo de La Paz May 22 #3
BigmanPigman May 22 #4
Bernardo de La Paz May 22 #5
LanternWaste May 23 #8
Bernardo de La Paz May 23 #10
Chakaconcarne May 23 #9
cstanleytech May 22 #6
TrogL May 22 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 05:53 PM

1. What about the part...

about Mexico paying for that stupid wall? We haven't forgotten about that galactic-sized lie, Donnie!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 05:57 PM

2. $1.7 billion spent on 1.4 miles of renovated wall!?!?!?

That is fucked up spending for only renovations! What a colossal waste.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2019, 06:12 PM

3. I doubt you can provide a credible link to back that 1.4 miles claim up. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:02 PM

4. I saw/heard it on the news last night.

It struck me as being incredibly steep, especially for a renovation job.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:21 PM

5. You misheard. 1.7 miles constructed so far, but it is not true that $1.57 billion has been spent.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-21/federal-wall-funding-of-1-57-billion-yields-1-7-miles-of-fence

The report doesn’t state how much of the $1.5 billion has been spent to date, and doesn’t contradict Letter’s claim. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did hand out more than $800 million of the 2018 funding for new contracts, according to the report.


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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Thu May 23, 2019, 11:51 AM

8. The 1.5 billions is for only 80 miles of wall/fencing. Not much better. At all.

"A May 20 report by Customs and Border Protection on the status of the border wall specified that the $1.5 billion in 2018 funding is being used to update or build 80 miles of the border wall."

But I get your dutiful fiduciary concern for the absurd... we have to hang our hats on something.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #8)

Thu May 23, 2019, 05:11 PM

10. Yeah. $19M per mile, $3,551 per foot. A waste.


How many school lunches per foot? (At $3.50 each, about One Thousand School Lunches).

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Thu May 23, 2019, 04:17 PM

9. Certainly not a misleading headline is it?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:01 PM

6. On one hand I hope we could scrub Trump from our history books but on the other hand he is

the prime example for future generations of what a bad President is even over Bush and Nixon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:02 PM

7. Odd that he keeps capitalizing it.

Reminds me of the Berlin Wall (which I’ve seen).

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