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The Texas Tribune-ProPublica Investigative Unit

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.

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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