Trump officials tout nearly 400 miles of finished border wall ahead of election

The Trump administration touted the completion of nearly 400 miles of border wall system along the U.S.-Mexico border in a ceremony staged days ahead of the presidential election.

“Without the president’s vision and dedication, we would not be here today to celebrate the construction of nearly 400 miles of new state-of-the-art border wall system,” said acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf during the event, held in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday.

The wall was a leading issue in the 2016 presidential election. President Trump vowed to put up 1,000 miles for $4 billion. At present, more than 800 miles have been funded for more than $15 billion, with half of
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