The Lucrative Border Wall Business

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OPINION — Last Thursday, President Trump was asked by reporters about the arrest earlier that day of his former campaign manager and early White House aide, Steve Bannon.  Bannon and three associates had been charged with allegedly defrauding donors to an organization called We Build the Wall, Inc.  Back in 2019, when the administration was having trouble getting money from Congress, the group raised private contributions to finance sections of Trump’s border wall with Mexico.

At first, Trump said, “I know nothing about the project, other than I didn’t like — when I read about it, I didn’t like it. I said, ‘This is for government. This isn’t for private people.’ And it sounded, to me, like showboating.”

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