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Trump Claims Damaged Border Wall Funded by Backers Was Done to “Make Me Look Bad”

HeadlineJul 13, 2020

President Trump lashed out Sunday against a section of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that was privately funded by his own supporters. The three-mile barrier in the Rio Grande Valley was completed just months ago with support from the pro-Trump nonprofit “We Build the Wall,” whose board of directors includes Trump allies Kris Kobach, Tom Tancredo and Steve Bannon. The wall is already showing signs of heavy erosion. On Sunday, Trump tweeted, “I disagreed with doing this very small (tiny) section of wall, in a tricky area, by a private group which raised money by ads. It was only done to make me look bad.” 

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