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CDC Director Robert Redfield at the White House in September 2019.

The director of the CDC publicly contradicted Trump’s claim that the US-Mexico border wall would help stop the coronavirus

President Donald Trump had tweeted that building a wall along the US-Mexico border would help stop the coronavirus outbreak.
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for a "Namaste Trump" event during Trump's visit to India, at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, in Ahmedabad, India, February 24, 2020.

India hastily erected a 7-foot wall so Trump wouldn’t see a slum on his way to a rally

President Donald Trump is in India for three days. A local Ahmedabad official said the wall was "part of a beautification and cleanliness drive."

Trump administration will waive 10 federal laws to speed up border wall construction in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas

Trump has used his power to waive environmental impact rules, Tuesday marks the first time it has been used to evade federal procurement requirements.
Thirteen U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), are secured aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

Trump is taking almost $1 billion from Navy shipbuilding projects to build the border wall

The Trump administration is defying Congress and raiding $1 billion from projects like the America-class assault ship.
President Donald Trump during a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes.

Trump plans to take more money from the military to pay for the border wall — here’s what could get cut

Trump plans to divert $3.8 billion from the National Guard and other military projects to pay for the southern border barrier.
Border fence construction up a mountain in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Lukeville, Arizona, on January 7, 2020.

Border officials are blowing up a sacred Native American burial site to make way for Trump’s border wall

"Controlled blasting" began this week at the Arizona site, where the Tohono O'odham Nation buries ancestors. Officials say the tribe wasn't informed.
Trump uses the military to polish his political credentials, but only when it suits him.

Trump doesn’t really respect members of the military. He uses them as props.

Trump loves to bask in the reflected glory of veterans, but he has no use for them once they don't conveniently fit in with his preferred narrative.

Smugglers could illegally enter the US through floodgates left open on Trump’s border wall

Gates are likely required along portions of the border wall, potentially allowing smugglers to enter even where Trump's new wall would be installed.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California.

Trump reportedly plans to divert more money from the US military to pay for the border wall

The new figures, which were first reported by The Washington Post, suggest that the Trump administration will take more money from the military.
A resident on Oklahoma Avenue outside Brownsville, Texas mows the grass along the high steel border fence that's designed to thwart Mexican drug runners and illegal immigrant smugglers.

Texas landowners say Trump’s border wall will be built miles inland, leaving much of their property blocked behind barriers

One Texas resident said roughly 350 acres of his property will be trapped between the wall and the Rio Grande, and he'll have to use gates for access.