As of the day, no new kilometers were built during the stay of Trump, but preparatory events are being prepared.
Customs and border guard provided contracts for about 14 miles of the new wall. Construction in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas is expected to begin this month. Preparation of the site has already begun, according to a senior official representative of CBP.
However, replacement projects were built during Trump's work in the office. A number of contracts were awarded, funded by Congressional appropriations for the fiscal years 2017 and 2018. Among them: Nearly $ 300 million to build 40 miles replacement in several locations. As of December, 35 of these 40 miles were completed, according to Andrew Michan, assistant CBP commissar for public affairs.
Trump: "The vast majority of large drugs, large drug loads do not pass through the ports of the ride"
It is unclear what Trump claims here about "heavy loads for drugs, "but most of the solid drugs trapped at the border come through the ports of the ride, not between them, as the President said. Most of the solid drugs trapped by the customs and border guards come through the ports in the train or in packages, in the cargo, or with people who are legally trying to go to the United States. According to the CBP and the Counter Narcotics Administration, marijuana is the only drug that is more smuggled between legal entry points.
For example, most heroin on the southern border goes to the US through private vehicles. Ports in the ride are followed by trailer trailers, where heroin is mixed with legal products, according to the annual drug threat assessment conducted by the DEA in 2018. The virtually no percentage of heroin seized at the frontier in the fiscal year 2018 was detained at the ports of the ride. Most of the methane is also lagging behind the border. In the fiscal year 2018, customs and border guard seized 67,292 pounds of meth of methamine in legal ports, compared with 10,382 pounds from border agents between ports, based on available data.
– Holmes Lybrand and Priscilla Alvarez. Trump: "President Obama has paid more debts to this country than any president in our nation's history together."
This is not true.
From fiscal year 2009 to fiscal year 2017, public debt – which includes both money to the US government, yes and the money he committed – rose from $ 11.9 trillion. Up to $ 20.2 trillion. It adds about 8.3 trillion. Dollars, which is less than the debt to President Barack Obama when President George W. Bush has already begun spending billions of dollars to mop up the recession.
The amount added by Obama is even smaller. As a share of the gross domestic product, it is much smaller, especially compared to a huge jump during the Second World War.
Trump answered the question of his contribution to public debt, which this week exceeded $ 22 trillion.
– Lidia Depilys
Trump: "China pays us billions of tariffs."
The president again and again stated this, but this is not really what is happening
When Trump speaks of tariffs, he often speaks of the amount of money that now falls into the US Treasury. It usually creates the impression that money is paid by foreign companies. However, most of these tariffs are paid by American companies that import these foreign products. The real question is who costs. Often, American companies pass it on to consumers, raising prices, and in other cases, the company will reduce compensation or employment to offset these high costs. In some cases, the Chinese supplier may take on the burden of a fare, lowering prices to maintain its price advantage in the United States.
Trump is trying to re-profile trade so that American products become more competitive with cheap Chinese alternatives. This will probably require long-term regulation of the American industrial base. In the short term, US consumers and companies are likely to fall into the cost of tariffs. Last year, the Tax Fund said it expects a reduction in gross domestic product and wages, as well as the cost of US jobs that are most likely to reach low and middle income households.
– Holmes Lybrand
Trump: "Two weeks ago, 26 were killed in a shootout at the border in a mile from where I left."
Miguel Alemán is located almost 130 miles northwest of McAllen, according to Google maps.
– Gregory Wallace
Trump: "In fact (Obama) told me that he had so closely started a major war with North Korea."
Although we do not know what was said during their meeting in the Oval Office in November 2016, two former Obama administration officials denied Trump's assertion that Obama was on the verge of a war with North Korea.
Trump put forward this statement when asked about his relationship with North Korea and the progress he felt. Conversation between Trump and Obama, including Obama's warning about the seriousness of the situation in North Korea, was widely covered at that time. But this Trump statement was not part of this reporting.
Ben Rhodes, Obama's advisor on strategic communications on national security, has refuted Trump's statement on Twitter, stating that "we were not on the verge of a war with North Korea in 2016. Emphasizing the long-standing and widely known threat to the nuclear program of the North Korea
Former director of the CIA John Brennan agreed to inform MSNBC that "President Obama has never been at the brink of any war with North Korea, large or small."
– Holmes Lybrand
Trump : "We had certain funds that were used on the p the judgment of the generals, at the discretion of the military … Some of them have not yet been singled out. Some generals think it's more important. I spoke to them. They believe that it is much more important than what they were going to use it for.
The President did not specify. With whom he spoke and skipped through imp. It is important to note how the military responded to the request to find money to support the construction of the wall.
The Pentagon claims that he was trying to protect the cost of hostilities and the seven soldiers and made efforts to ensure that the funds for military construction amounted to more than 3 billion dollars. However, it is difficult to assess how "these" projects are "important", since the Pentagon has never publicly recalled which projects will be redistributed. Defense representatives say that the definition of specific allocations has just begun.
– Ryan Brown