MISSION, TEXAS - DECEMBER 11: A construction crew works on a section of privately built border wall on December 11, 2019 near Mission, Texas. The hardline immigration group We Build The Wall is funding the construction of the wall on private land along a stretch of the Rio Grande, which …


President Trump says the construction of a privately-funded border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border was done to make him “look bad.”

In a post on Sunday, Trump said he “disagreed with doing” a “very small (tiny) section of wall” by a group known as We Build the Wall, which raised at least $25 million from Americans wanting to help construct a border wall to reduce illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

A portion of the privately-funded border wall, constructed in just weeks along the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas, is under scrutiny for its effectiveness — prompting an engineering inspection to review whether the constructed barrier is eroding.

We Build the Wall officials have said they contributed $1.5 million towards the privately built border wall project in the Rio Grande Valley region. Defenders have touted U.S. Border Patrol chiefs praising the project’s effectiveness.

Trump wrote in response to the news:

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