President Trump is leaving the White House having failed to keep one of his biggest campaign promises: to build 1,000 miles of border wall for $4 billion and get Mexico to pay for it.
Trump is wrapping up his four years in office with a final trip to the southern border Tuesday, where he is expected to tout his accomplishment of putting up a wall. However, he will not have much to point to. The president will stop in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where, despite more migrants being arrested here over the past decade than any other of the nine border regions, just a dozen miles of wall has been put up along the 320 riverfront miles of border under Trump.
Seven hundred and thirty eight miles have been funded for $15.5 billion and, of that, more than 450 miles have been installed on the U.S.-Mexico border since the Trump took office in January 2017.