Donald Trump Claimed Border Wall 'Down Payment' that Doesn't Exist in the Budget

Type: Misleading StatementsMay 02 2017 Severity:
About: U.S. Customs & Border
President Donald Trump gave a speech to the Air Force Academy's football team in which he touted his success in getting funding for border security in a recent government funding deal. While it was the largest funding for border security in 10 years as he said, Trump also claimed it included a 'down payment on the border wall' when the budget specifically does not allocate any funds for such a wall.

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