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Commander in Chief Contradicted on Border Wall Construction Claims

The news comes as the President prepares to veto a bill from the Senate that would nullify his declared National Emergency that was to be used to secure funds to build the wall. 

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As Donald Trump sauntered his way past Hillary Clinton in 2016, he did so with a bombastic and fiery rhetoric surrounding our southern border with Mexico.

Trump was adamant that illegal immigration would be curtailed under his presidency, in an effort to reroute migrants to legal points of entry.  This would not only ensure the safety of the many women and children who are grotesquely victimized on their way north with smugglers, but it would also put a major damper on the entry of illegal drugs and weapons into the United States.

With rising levels of drug cartel violence occurring in Texas and other border states, this message resonated with a great many Americans.

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Now, as the President continues to battle the democratically-controlled House of Representatives regarding border security and, specifically, a border wall, he has claimed that construction on portions of the wall have already begun.

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Not so fast, says US Customs and Border Protection.

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.

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.

The news comes as the President prepares to veto a bill from the Senate that would nullify his declared National Emergency that was to be used to secure funds to build the wall.

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Bernie Sanders Proposes Universal Child Care That Costs $1.5 Trillion To Be Financed By ‘Tax On Extreme Wealth’

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Trump Promotes $3B Defense Deal With India During State Visit, Says ‘America Loves India’

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President Trump announced that India has reached a $3 billion defense deal with the United States, which includes the country purchasing several military-grade helicopters. Trump delivered a speech on Monday alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Sardar Patel Stadium, which is the largest cricket stadium in the country, capable of housing more than 100,000 people. During his talk, Trump confirmed that the U.S. had approved the purchase of several military helicopters from America as part of the larger defense deal between the two countries. Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: “The United States looks forward to providing India with the best and most-feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made — airplanes, missiles, rockets, ships. We make the best, and we are dealing now with India,” the president said. He continued, “I am pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over $3 billion in the absolute finest, state-of-the-art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces.” Trump, who held a rally with Modi in Texas in September, described the friendship between the two nations as being strong. He called Modi a “great friend” and vowed that the U.S. and India would remain allies. https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1231918893964251136 Both countries were due to talk about trade during the state visit, however the president stated that no deal has been finalized at this time. He spoke with reporters saying that he felt “no rush” to complete negotiations, but added that “We are doing well with India, we are making deals.” Trump’s speech in India was accepted with warm applause from the packed out stadium. He went on to thank the crowd gathered to hear him speak for the “spectacular welcome,” saying he would never forget the “remarkable hospitality” of the Indian…

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