Trump and the wall: Fact checking Trump’s base rallying, earth scorching speech in Alabama – U.S. News

President Donald Trump’s latest account of the progress being made on his promised Mexico border wall pretty much defies comprehension.

Parts of it were right, parts were wrong. He contradicted himself, and the overall sense he conveyed of construction steaming along was misleading. Even some of Trump’s staunchest defenders have slammed the president for not building the wall and even called for his impeachment after he said he was seeking to preserve a version of DACA, program protecting young immigrants. Ann Coulter wrote on Twitter in mid-September, “If we’re not getting a wall, I’d prefer President Pence.”

Here’s a parsing of his comments, delivered at a stem-winder rally in Alabama on Friday night, and how his claims fit or foul the facts:

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