Trump's wall.

There are walls in the world known for their historical, religious or symbolic value, such as the China Wall, the remains of the one Hadrian built to separate the “barbarians” from Rome, that of the Lamentations in Jerusalem, and now that of “the lies”, between the United States and Mexico.

It is a fence that was begun to be built by previous administrations, but to which President Donald Trump promised to give a definitive character to end the crossing of undocumented migrants from the south to the north.

In addition, during his presidential campaign for the 2016 elections, he said that he would make Mexico pay the cost of the building, which drew applause from the supremacist right and even from a confused resident.

The two campaign promises were unfulfilled, because of the more than three thousand kilometers that the dividing line has long, some 400 were bricked up, for which the neighboring Latin American country did not disburse a penny.

Of course, several falsehoods and not a few dirty businesses have accumulated around the aforementioned wall, so it must go down in history as that of lies.

Here are a couple of examples to illustrate this idea. At the end of 2018, the White House, distressed by the lack of resources to continue the work, reported that in the last fiscal year the number of suspected terrorists who tried to move from Mexico to the United States rose to four thousand.

On this data, he demanded that an immediate budget be assigned to raise the fence because it was a matter of national security.

However, in January 2019, the NBC News network reviewed the figures and found that only SIX cases of suspected members of an extremist organization were arrested on the border with Mexico.

In recent August, another scandal related to the work broke out. Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and the founder of the “We Build the Wall” group, Brian Kolfage, were arrested for fraud on charges of appropriating millions of dollars raised to help fund the fence.

I have spoken about Bannon on other occasions, so now we will see who Kolfage is. According to the newspaper El País, which, as is known, is a rancid right-wing Spanish media outlet, it is about a war veteran who lost both legs and an arm in Iraq and who in 2017 began to collect money.
For every $ 100 received, your organization would purchase a wall brick with the donor’s name engraved on it. He later announced that work began at two locations, one in New Mexico and the other in Texas, but it turns out that neither exists and the money was moved, with Bannon’s help, to other accounts.

In the business paradise it seems that anything goes and now we must find out how much Trump knew about the maneuvers of these “patriotic” friends of his.

Guillermo Alvarado

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