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EXCLUSIVE: Trump's border agency admits he has built ZERO new walls despite claiming otherwise for months — as the president prepares to veto lawmakers' attempt to kill his emergency declaration and keep his signature campaign promise alive

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The United States government has built no new border walls during the Trump administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed exclusively to DailyMail.com on Thursday.

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Border barriers erected between the U.S. and Mexico since Inauguration Day 2017 have consisted of supplements to existing walls and replacements for outmoded or decreipt sections.

'The first new wall project, where no barrier currently exists, is anticipated to start in April,' CBP spokesman Roger Maier said in an email. He identified Hidalgo County as the construction project's location, a border zone along a meandering 50-mile stretch of the Rio Grande.

CBP  that it was 'designing and constructing approximately 25 miles of levee wall system' in that county, whose anchor is the the border city of McAllen.

President Donald Trump visited McAllen on January 11, boasting of wall renovations that he framed as 'new' construction. 'I will say, we've done a lot of renovation. And we have a lot of new wall going up where we took down wall because it was in such bad shape, and we put new wall up,' he said.  

Trump has been less ambiguous on other occasions. He wrote on Twitter that 'newly built walls' were stopping caravans of Central American migrants from entering the U.S., and that '[w]e have already built large new sections' in addition to ongoing renovations.

That appears to be untrue.

The documented border wall construction the Trump administration has engaged in so far has consisted of replacing some existing barriers and reinforcing others with secondary fencing; U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Thursday that the 'first' new section won't go up until April
The documented border wall construction the Trump administration has engaged in so far has consisted of replacing some existing barriers and reinforcing others with secondary fencing; U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Thursday that the 'first' new section won't go up until April
President Donald Trump has claimed that his administration has erected 'new' sections of border wall separating the U.S. and Mexico, a claim that his own border agency disagrees with
President Donald Trump has claimed that his administration has erected 'new' sections of border wall separating the U.S. and Mexico, a claim that his own border agency disagrees with
Trump's base continues to go wild for his wall as his re-election campaign frames the issue in terms of 'finishing' the project, not getting it off the ground
Trump's base continues to go wild for his wall as his re-election campaign frames the issue in terms of 'finishing' the project, not getting it off the ground

Maier said that 'CBP has constructed approximately 38 of 40 miles of wall in place of outdated designs,' using funds Congress appropriatedfor fiscal 2017. 

Those replacements are up in San Diego and El Centro, California; Santa Teresa, New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas. 

Utilizing Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds, CBP has constructed approximately 38 of 40 miles of wall in place of outdated designs in San Diego and El Centro, California, Santa Teresa, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, providing new capability for the U.S. Border Patrol. This barrier replaced dilapidated infrastructure, half of which was Normandy-style vehicle barrier. Construction has also started on the San Diego Secondary replacement, the first project funded in FY 2018. The first new wall project, where no barrier currently exists, is anticipated to start in April in Hidalgo County of the Rio Grande Valley Sector.   — U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Roger Maier (emphasis added by DailyMail.com)

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'This barrier replaced dilapidated infrastructure, half of which was Normandy-style vehicle barrier,' he said. 

'Construction has also started on the San Diego Secondary replacement, the first project funded in [fiscal] 2018. The first new wall project, where no barrier currently exists, is anticipated to start in April in Hidalgo County of the Rio Grande Valley Sector.' 

Trump has rediirected billions of dollars to his wall project through a national emergency declaration, claiming at the same time that the project is well underway. 

Both houses of Congress voted this week to rescind that declaration with a resolution that the president has said he will veto, perhaps as soon as Friday.

Some of Trump's claims about his construction described sections of border wall where none existed before. 

In January he tweeted a complaint that '[t]he Fake News Media keeps saying we haven’t built any NEW WALL.' 

He provided a photograph of a section of border wall, saying: 'Below is a section just completed on the Border. Anti-climbing feature included. Very high, strong and beautiful! Also, many miles already renovated and in service!' 

Trump didn't say where the photo was taken, but a date-stamp indicated it was created in October.

Trump drew applause and chants of 'Build the wall!' in 2015 and 2016 as he campaigned for the White House, promising to physically separate the U.S. from its southern neighbor with an impenetrable barrier and force Mexico to pay the bill.

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President Trump tweeted on December 11 that 'newly built Walls' were keeping migrant caravans out, and said his admininstration has 'already built large new sections' along with rongoing renovations
President Trump tweeted on December 11 that 'newly built Walls' were keeping migrant caravans out, and said his admininstration has 'already built large new sections' along with rongoing renovations
 

 

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Does the President ever tell the truth?

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16 minutes ago, 1jkw said:

 

Does the President ever tell the truth?

No. But people that follow him don’t place any value on the truth. 

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Isn't this just semantics?  If you renovate you house and tear down old outdated or misplaced walls and replace them with new walls do you call them new walls or old walls?  

Only a complete dipshit would hang on every word another person says.  

We are renovating dilapidated portions of our southern wall.  We are adding walls where small fences once existed.  This work needs to continue.  

Some of you guys are desperate for a win.  It makes you look so foolish.  

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More fuckin lies...the only thing he is good at

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28 minutes ago, AKIQPilot said:

Isn't this just semantics?  If you renovate you house and tear down old outdated or misplaced walls and replace them with new walls do you call them new walls or old walls?  

Only a complete dipshit would hang on every word another person says.  

We are renovating dilapidated portions of our southern wall.  We are adding walls where small fences once existed.  This work needs to continue.  

Some of you guys are desperate for a win.  It makes you look so foolish.  

:bc: 

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hmmm, dumb dave was asking for some proof of trump's lies earlier today...

 

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34 minutes ago, AKIQPilot said:

Isn't this just semantics?  If you renovate you house and tear down old outdated or misplaced walls and replace them with new walls do you call them new walls or old walls?  

Only a complete dipshit would hang on every word another person says.  

We are renovating dilapidated portions of our southern wall.  We are adding walls where small fences once existed.  This work needs to continue.  

Some of you guys are desperate for a win.  It makes you look so foolish.  

What a load of shit. :lol: 

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2 minutes ago, Snoslinger said:

hmmm, dumb dave was asking for some proof of trump's lies earlier today...

 

Still nothing huh?  

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Just now, ActionfigureJoe said:

What a load of shit. :lol: 

That is about all you ever offer.  Thanks for not disappointing.  

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Anyone that would ask for proof on trump’s lies isn’t worth the breath it would take to resuscitate them.   

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2 minutes ago, ActionfigureJoe said:

Anyone that would ask for proof on trump’s lies isn’t worth the breath it would take to resuscitate them.   

Yep, just like no one needs to ask for proof of your TDS.  

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AFJ is a full blown TDS moron with no common sense.

I'll wait for the idiot to reply.........................

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2 hours ago, ActionfigureJoe said:

Anyone that would ask for proof on trump’s lies isn’t worth the breath it would take to resuscitate them.   

A chimp could make better decisions.

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4 hours ago, AKIQPilot said:

Isn't this just semantics?  If you renovate you house and tear down old outdated or misplaced walls and replace them with new walls do you call them new walls or old walls?  

Only a complete dipshit would hang on every word another person says.  

We are renovating dilapidated portions of our southern wall.  We are adding walls where small fences once existed.  This work needs to continue.  

Some of you guys are desperate for a win.  It makes you look so foolish.  

Here you have Trump taking credit for building a wall that was actually being built by the previous admin. and at the same time claiming that the previous admin. did nothing to stop illegals.

And all the while the Trump defenders want to gloss over the fact that the wall was to be paid for by Mexico.

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6 minutes ago, 1jkw said:

Here you have Trump taking credit for building a wall that was actually being built by the previous admin. and at the same time claiming that the previous admin. did nothing to stop illegals.

And all the while the Trump defenders want to gloss over the fact that the wall was to be paid for by Mexico.

Nailed it but calling Trump on his bullshit is considered TDS.

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16 minutes ago, 1jkw said:

Here you have Trump taking credit for building a wall that was actually being built by the previous admin. and at the same time claiming that the previous admin. did nothing to stop illegals.

And all the while the Trump defenders want to gloss over the fact that the wall was to be paid for by Mexico.

Why would the previous administration build a wall? 

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25 minutes ago, steve from amherst said:

Why would the previous administration build a wall? 

To funnel in illegals towards legal ports of entry in hot spots.  That and other monitoring brought down  crossings drastically.  Now with newer better technology makes walls obsolete.

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41 minutes ago, Jimmy Snacks said:

Nailed it but calling Trump on his bullshit is considered TDS.

There is TDS both ways, Trump Defense Syndrome, defends: debt, deficit, lying, golfing, security costs, just to name a few.

All this discussion about a wall that Mexico was going to pay for, proves the Trump Defense Syndrome.

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3 hours ago, Roosting said:

AFJ is a full blown TDS moron with no common sense.

I'll wait for the idiot to reply.........................

I’ve got your attention as well. Good. You’re the HCS hardass, ain’t cha? 

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5 hours ago, AKIQPilot said:

Isn't this just semantics?  If you renovate you house and tear down old outdated or misplaced walls and replace them with new walls do you call them new walls or old walls?  

Only a complete dipshit would hang on every word another person says.  

We are renovating dilapidated portions of our southern wall.  We are adding walls where small fences once existed.  This work needs to continue.  

Some of you guys are desperate for a win.  It makes you look so foolish.  

 

Whats that that Rod says ? Ooops ?    :bc:

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1 minute ago, Sal Rosenberg said:

 

Whats that that Rod says ? Ooops ?    :bc:

He says a lot stupid shit...you'll do well following his lead.

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2 minutes ago, Jimmy Snacks said:

He says a lot stupid shit...you'll do well following his lead.

 

Well , since you want to go down that road with me now too ,  I guess I'll never have to worry about catching up and having to push you out of the way . :bc:

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2 minutes ago, Sal Rosenberg said:

 

Well , since you want to go down that road with me now too ,  I guess I'll never have to worry about catching up and having to push you out of the way . :bc:

What road is that....why the fuck does everybody take all this shit so serious? 

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