Donald Trump on June 23, 2020 in Yuma, Arizona. - Evan Vucci / AP / SIPA
Donald Trump praised the effectiveness of the wall built on part of the border between the United States and Mexico on Tuesday, assuring that it had been very useful in particular against the Covid-19. "It is the most powerful wall (…) there is in the world, it benefits from incredible technology", explained the American president during a round table in Yuma, Arizona, to mark the milestone of 200 miles (322 kilometers).
The White House tenant insisted that this wall was "impassable" unless you had "an extraordinarily long ladder."
"He stopped the Covid, he stopped everything"
Donald Trump assured that this controversial building was useful in combating illegal immigration but that it had also been very effective in combating the spread of the coronavirus. "He stopped the Covid, he stopped everything," he said. “In California, for example, there are very infected areas on the Mexican side. If we did not have the wall, the situation would be catastrophic. "
Promised on the day of the launch of his campaign, June 16, 2015, this wall whose description and size have varied over the meetings, is a source of recurring frustration for Donald Trump since he came to power. Faced with the refusal of the Democrats of Congress to release funds for this project which they deem ineffective, he sought ways of bypassing, by knocking on the door of the Pentagon in particular.
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