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Trump says 240 miles of wall on border with Mexico complete

WASHINGTON (Sputnik): US President Donald Trump said last month that that the wall on the southern border has helped curb illegal immigration and the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

A 240-mile section of the wall on the border with Mexico is complete, with the United States planning to have over 450 miles built by the end of the year, President Trump said on Sunday.

Building a wall on the US-Mexican border was one of Trump’s core campaign promises. The US leader has repeatedly said the wall helps to curb illegal immigration, human and drug trafficking. The president earlier promised that Mexico would fund the project, which did not happen.

His opponents in the Democratic Party, in turn, call the project “racist” and seek to block its funding, accusing the president of manufacturing a fake migration crisis.

In another tweet posted on Sunday, the Trump blamed Mitt Romney and Pat Toomey for being the so-called “RINOS”, an offensive acronym for “Republican in name only”.

He noted in the message that he wonders whether these senators “have any problem with the fact that we caught [former US President Barack] Obama, [former Vice President and current presumptive Democratic presidential hopeful Joe] Biden, & Company illegally spying on my campaign”.

The remarks come after Romney tweeted that POTUS’s Stone-related decision could be likened to “unprecedented, historic corruption”, adding, “an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president”.

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