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Eight prototypes of Donald Trump’s border wall between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico were demolished Wednesday. A large hydraulic jackhammer pounded the concrete and steel panels until the slabs fell into small clouds of dust. (Feb 26)
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Congressional Democrats refused President Donald Trump’s newest request for border wall funding even before the White House officially made it.

In response to media reports Sunday that the president plans to ask Congress for an additional $ 8.6 billion in funding for construction of a US-Mexican border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., And Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, DN.Y. – who recently refused to approve $ 5.7 trillion in border wall funding despite a record 35-day government shutdown – made it clear that they would not approve the money.

“President Trump hurt millions of Americans and caused widespread chaos when he recklessly shut down the government to get his expensive and ineffective wall, which he promised would be paid for by Mexico. forced to admit defeat and reopen the government, “Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement on Sunday in response to the story first reported by Reuters.

“The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again. We have learned his lesson,” they said, arguing the “money would be better spent” on other issues such as education.

“Let’s get this straight: billions of dollars for a border wall is a waste of money,” tweeted Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Who is hoping to unseat Trump by 2020. “American taxpayers should not be the bill for the President’s vanity project. We simply don’t need it.” Let’s get this straight: billions of dollars for a border wall is a waste of money. American taxpayers should not be the bill for the President’s vanity project. We simply don’t need it. https://t.co/u6dHy5FrbB

— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) March 10, 2019