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Trump says he disagreed with privately funded border wall. The builder got $1.7 billion in wall contracts from his administration.

President Donald Trump now claims this privately funded border wall in the Rio Grande Valley — touted as the "Lamborghini" of fences — was built to "make me look bad," even though the project's builder and funders are all Trump supporters.

By Perla Trevizo and Jeremy Schwartz, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
U.S. President Donald Trump during a briefing in Doral, Florida on July 10, 2020.
Erosion can be seen along the privately funded border wall that was built less than a year ago in Mission.

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