Trump Misleads With Tweets About Work On Mexico Border Wall

by Myra E.

Donald Trump, on Wednesday, misleadingly tweeted regarding on-going work on the Southern Border Wall, along with alleged photos of the project.

Reportedly, the photos were not from the said project but of construction work underway to replace a small barrier near Calexico, California.

US President Donald Trump speaks about the spending bill during a press conference in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on March 23, 2018. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Donald Trump demonstrators chant during a rally on March 12, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

The President’s misleading tweet read, “Great briefing this afternoon on the start of out Southern Border WALL!” 

Source: Twitter

Trump has been struggling to procure adequate funding for his proposed Mexican border wall project which was a flagship promise in his election campaign. His tweet was accompanied by four images of cranes and on-going construction work in Calexico, California.

The new structure being erected in Calexico is a fence, that is replacing an existing wall. Source: Twitter

The Calexico project has estimated costs of $18 million. Source: Twitter

Plans for the Calexico project began in 2009, much before Trump started talk of a border wall during his campaign. So far, no bills have been passed by Congress specifying funding for Trump’s wall.

Trump posted the above photos along with a misleading tweet about the Southern border wall. Source: Twitter

Funding for the Southern Border Wall has not been secured as of yet. Source: Twitter

Last Friday, the President reluctantly signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill into law, which primarily increased military spending but failed to mention the border wall.

Anti-Donald Trump demonstrators during a rally on March 12, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

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President Donald Trump speaks to the press about the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

This came after his tweet threatening to veto the bill, which would have led to a government shutdown.

Source: Twitter

In his campaign speeches, Trump claimed that Mexico would pay for the border wall; however, now he is frustrated with Congress over lack of funding for it.

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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 19, 2018. (Xinhua/Ting Shen)

Trump reportedly wanted $25 billion in long term funding for the border wall.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from the Oval Office to the Marine One helicopter on March 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

According to a Washington Post article published in January this year, President Donald Trump has made 1950 false or misleading claims over 347 days; this amounts to an average of 5.6 claims per day.

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Trump was reportedly “unhappy” about signing the $1.3 trillion dollar bill last Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Twitter users were quick to respond to Trump’s misinformative tweet.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump return at the White House. (Photo Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

One user said, “You’ve done nothing but pat yourself on the back for things you haven’t done.”

“This insanity was #notapproved”, another user said.

 

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(Source: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Twitter user reminded Trump of his campaign promises.



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