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Donnie's wall is falling down
Falling down, falling down
Donnie's wall is falling down
It all looks shady


By Andy Rose and Paul LeBlanc, CNN

Newly installed panels from the US border wall fell over in high winds Wednesday, landing on trees on the Mexican side of the border.

The area is part of an ongoing construction project to improve existing sections of the wall.

Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Protection sector in El Centro, California, told CNN that the sections that gave way had recently been set in a new concrete foundation in Calexico, California. The concrete had not yet cured, according to Pitones, and the wall panels were unable to withstand the windy conditions.

The National Weather Service reports that winds in the area gusted as high as 37 mph Wednesday. Video from CNN affiliate KYMA shows the metal panels leaning against trees adjacent to a Mexicali, Mexico, street as the wind whips up dirt from the construction site on the other side of the border.

"We are grateful there was no property damage or injuries," said Pitones.

Customs and Border Protection says local Mexicali officials diverted traffic from the area of the accident, and the agency is working with the Mexican government on the next steps to right the wall. Pitones said it is not currently known how long the construction work in the area will need to be suspended in order to allow for cleanup.

Three years into his presidency, President Donald Trump's signature campaign promise has faced a host of legal and logistical challenges. Even with funding, the administration will have to contend with private landowners whose property may be seized to build barriers along the border.

Trump has sought to pull hundreds of millions of dollars from several government accounts as his administration looks to construct 450 miles of barriers in the ramp-up to the presidential election.

Earlier this month, the administration announced that the wall had reached the 100-mile mark, the majority of which was replacing barriers with newer, enhanced designs, and around half a mile was constructed in the Rio Grande Valley where no wall previously existed.

The White House has pushed for construction on the US-Mexico border to be dubbed new wall, according to a former administration official. There was a "constant drumbeat" from the White House to call it "new wall" within the Department of Homeland Security, the official added. "There is a lot of pressure on the President to deliver in the campaign promise."

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan has previously said he feels "no pressure from the administration to build more miles of wall."

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Is God on our side?
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Is God on our side?



Probably not, even if the Evangelicals believe that God sides with Trump.

When I go to Greece next fall, I'm going to Corinth to see if I can find those 2 Corinthians Trump likes to quote. They're likely in a bar somewhere: "Two Corinthians and Donald Trump walk into a bar..."

Feel free to finish the joke. emoticon
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LOL, Susie!

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Two Corinthians and Donald Trump walk into a bar. The bartender asks, "What is this, a joke?"

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There is such a thing as a weather report complete with predictions. Trump probably took a dry-erase marker or even better a Sharpie and showed the winds cleaning the streets in San Fran and blowing them to LA.
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Two Corinthians and Donald Trump walk into a bar. The bartender asks, "What is this, a joke?"

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Thank you, thank you. I'm here all week. Please remember to tip your waitress.



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(NBC News) - 'A true desecration': Ancient Native American burial site bulldozed for Trump's border wall construction

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a remote desert region in southwestern Arizona, is the latest construction site for President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The land is also home to the Tohono O'odham Nation, a Native American tribe that has land and members on both sides of the border and considers the area sacred. "They're moving forward with complete disregard of sacred sites and indigenous sovereignty," Laiken Jordahl, a borderlands campaigner, said Wednesday.

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(NBC News) - 'A true desecration': Ancient Native American burial site bulldozed for Trump's border wall construction




Good grief. Seriously, Trump?

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(NBC News) - 'A true desecration': Ancient Native American burial site bulldozed for Trump's border wall construction




Good grief. Seriously, Trump?



Why not? He has destroyed a lot of what many people consider "sacred." What's one more?
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