President Trump will travel to Texas this week in an apparent final visit to review progress in the construction of the southern border wall that was a priority of his 2016 campaign, the White House said on Saturday.
The press release provided few details other than Air Force One will arrive in Harlingen, Texas, on Tuesday.
But the statement was released as Mark Morgan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, tweeted that 450 miles of the wall had been completed.
“They said we’d never get it done, but we did. To say that 450 miles of steel and concrete in the ground is a remarkable achievement is an understatement,” Morgan said in a posting on Saturday. “Our border is more secure because of the border wall system.”
Reports earlier this month said Morgan announced in a press call that the administration wanted to lock in new contracts for another 300 miles of border wall before Jan. 19, the