Donald Trump Claimed the U.S. Had Spent $3.2 billion On the Border Wall With Mexico

Type: Misleading StatementsSep 06 2018 Severity:
About: Immigration
President Trump attended a rally to support Matt Rosendale, a candidate for the Montana Senate. Later in the speech, Trump touched on the border wall with Mexico. He told the crowd that the U.S. had spent $3.2 Billion on the wall already. Trump inflated how much money had actually been appropriated, which was $1.6 billion. Also, it could not be used for the actual wall, but to essentially replace what already existed. He seemingly got the $3.2 billion amount from adding another $1.6 billion from a spending bill proposed in September.

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Quote | He misled Montana ralliers by inflating the budget approved for the wall.

"We've spent $3.2 billion on the wall," Trump said at a Montana rally.