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Trump’s Partially Built Border Wall Damaged By Arizona’s Monsoons

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Dr. Alfredo Carpineti

Senior Staff Writer & Space Correspondent

clockAug 24 2021, 15:56 UTC
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Photo of the Trump Border Wall in Nogales, Arizona. Image Credit: Manuela Durson/Shutterstock.com

 Photo of the Trump Border Wall in Nogales, Arizona. Image Credit: Manuela Durson/Shutterstock.com

Arizona has experienced some incredible monsoons this summer, leading to storm surges around the area. Among the damaged structures, there is Trump’s partially built border wall. Several floodgates have been ripped off their hinges as reported by several news outlets, such as the Tucson Tribune.

A picture taken by Fernando Sobrazo of the environmental group Cuenca Los Ojos, shared on Twitter by Kate Scott from the Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center, shows the broken wall. Drone footage from John Kurc shared by Laiken Jordahl from the Center for Biodiversity further showcases the damage on the wall.

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So far it has cost $15 billion dollars (paid by US taxpayers, not Mexico as Trump promised) and it has been severely damaged – not just in this instance, but also from erosion and general lack of maintenance. Environmental concerns about the wall have been routinely ignored.

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The wall was never completely finished, and the Biden administration is yet to completely halt construction.

[h/t: Tucson Tribune]

 

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