In his final days in the White House, the president seeks to highlight his administration’s accomplishments
U.S. President Donald Trump will visit a section of the border with Mexico on Tuesday to highlight his administration’s work on the wall, the White House announced Saturday.
Trump will travel to the city of Alamo, Texas. He will celebrate the completion of the 640-kilometer wall and his administration’s efforts to reform the immigration system, which the White House has called faulty.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump focused heavily on his intention to build the wall. He also promised that Mexico would pay for it, but construction was paid for by American taxpayers.
Although most of the wall is a low barrier, in a short time, mostly in the last year, the state’s initiative has built hundreds of kilometers of barrier reaching 9 meters in height.
The administration prioritized areas where the wall could be built quickly.
The visit will likely be the president’s first public appearance since he addressed his supporters, who have since gone to take over the Capitol. In the final days of his presidency, Trump is eager to highlight his administration’s accomplishments.