Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 11, 2018 / 11:32 PM GMT By Jane C. Timm President Donald Trump put his long-promised border wall at the center of the government funding debate on Tuesday, repeating the frequently fact-checked falsehood that it’s already under construction no fewer than eight times while making a host of questionable new assertions on Twitter and during a testy public spat with Democratic leaders at the White House. Here are Trump’s claims, and the facts. The White House did not respond to a request for more clarity. 1. We’re building the border wall. “Tremendous amounts of wall have already been built, and a lot of — a lot of wall,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “In San Diego, we’re building new walls right now.” This is still false. The government is currently repairing and replacing old sections of border fencing, but construction on a new section of border barrier has not yet begun and won’t this year. 2. A lot of the wall is already “built.” “But the wall will get built. A lot of the wall is built. It’s… Read full this story
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