Trump on private border wall segment: 'It was only done to make me look bad' - POLITICO

  

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Trump on private border wall segment: 'It was only done to make me look bad' - POLITICO
A report indicated a section of the wall is already displaying structural troubles.

'It was only done to make me look bad'


Maybe he can start a list of all the things done to make him look bad. What a freaking crybaby !


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Trump on private border wall segment: 'It was only done to make me look bad'


A report indicated a section of the wall is already displaying structural troubles.

President Donald Trump inspects part of the border wall in Arizona on June 23, 2020. A section in Texas has come under scrutiny for construction flaws. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Saying it was done to embarrass him, President Donald Trump on Sunday said a reportedly defective section of his new border wall should not have been built by a private company.

ProPublica and the Texas Tribune reported Thursday that a segment of the wall along the Texas-Mexico border was showing dangerous "signs of erosion" only months after being completed. The section was constructed by Fisher Industries of North Dakota, whose owner called the design a "Lamborghini." It cost $42 million.

"I disagreed," Trump tweeted Sunday, "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, and perhsps it now doesn't even work. Should have been built like rest of Wall, 500 plus miles." (The misspelling of "perhaps" was part of the tweet.)

Trump subsequently tweeted: "We have now built 240 Miles of new Border Wall on our Southern Border. We will have over 450 Miles built by the end of the year. Have established some of the best Border Numbers ever."

The ProPublica-Texas Tribune report spotlighted an approximately three-mile section in the Rio Grande Valley with apparently severe structural issues: "Six engineering and hydrology experts consulted by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune said it was concerning to see the level of erosion around the fence so soon after construction and added that segments of Fisher's steel structure could topple into the river if not fixed."

Critics have argued that Trump has exaggerated the amount of wall that has been built along the border, saying much of it is merely the replacing of existing fencing.

Fisher, according to the Associated Press, said the president was misinformed. "The wall will stand for 150 years, you mark my words," said Fisher, a regular donor to Republican candidates.

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pat wilson
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1  seeder  pat wilson    2 years ago

Dude ! Your effing wall is falling down !

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  pat wilson @1    2 years ago
Dude ! Your effing wall is falling down !

Hells bells, it blew down last January.

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What's next?  A stern look?

 
 
 
pat wilson
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1.1.1  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1    2 years ago

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Tessylo
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1.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1    2 years ago

"What's next?  A stern look?"

And a few harsh words . . . .

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.2  Tessylo  replied to  pat wilson @1    2 years ago

tRump is such a whiny little bitch.  

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2  Gsquared    2 years ago

The universe was created imperfect to make Trump look bad... and it does!

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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3  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 years ago

Hold.  Up. 

Am I hallucinating or was the term 'private funding' used?  WTF has happened to the $5 billion that was allocated ages ago?

"I disagreed," Trump tweeted Sunday, "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, and perhsps it now doesn't even work. Should have been built like rest of Wall, 500 plus miles."

This jibber-jabber covfefe tweet has shady written all over it.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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3.1  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3    2 years ago

The section was constructed by Fisher Industries of North Dakota, whose owner called the design a "Lamborghini." It cost $42 million.

The owner is a BIG donor to the trump campaign.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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3.1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  pat wilson @3.1    2 years ago

Oh.  Hell.  No.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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3.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  pat wilson @3.1    2 years ago

...."Promises kept"...../s

(At least to his donors...)

 
 
 
pat wilson
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3.1.3  seeder  pat wilson  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @3.1.2    2 years ago

Well this donor is under the bus now, lol.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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3.1.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  pat wilson @3.1.3    2 years ago

Thump.... Thump...... what was that???

Trump.... Don't worry about it...!

 
 
 
pat wilson
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4  seeder  pat wilson    2 years ago
What they built is one step beyond vaporware. We said it was too close to the water, erosion would be an issue, the location made no sense, etc. Now we risk the thing falling down in a big storm/flood. 3/ — US Attorney Ryan Patrick (@USAttyPatrick) July 12, 2020
It just gets worse. Like everything trump.
 
 

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