President Trump said his administration will have built more than 400 miles of border wall by the end of 2020, with the entire wall being finished soon after.
He said in an interview with Fox and Friends:
“So the wall is going up, it’s going up rapidly, we’re going to have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of next year. The wall is very important. It’s hard to breach it, it’s high, it’s strong, it’s powerful, and it’s going up at a much lower cost than the wall that was planned prior to me getting there.”
He also said the state of the previous border barrier under the Obama and Bush administrations is a disaster.
“You have to see what they built, it’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “We’re actually fixing it and in some cases we have to take down fairly new wall because it was so bad.”
“We’re going to have over 400 miles of wall built, and that’s going to be in the most important areas, and we’re going to have all of it built before you know.”
Progress along the southern border has been made despite constant legal threats and political obstruction from Democrats.
“This is despite tremendous obstacles that have been put in front of us by the Democrats, you have no idea,” he added. “We just won the lawsuit on the wall, we won a big lawsuit on the wall, brought by Nancy Pelosi.
“And maybe that’s criminal, that she’s allowing drug dealers and gang members into our country, maybe that’s criminal when you talk about it, because what’s happening on the border, we’re getting it straightened out.”
He said Democrats have refused to work with him on any form of border security, saying Congress could “solve the asylum problem and the loopholes in 15 minutes.”
— GOP (@GOP) June 14, 2019