White House to Broadcast Live Construction of Border Wall
The Washington Post recently reported that, for the building of the wall on the southern border, webcams will be installed to broadcast its construction for 24 hours, according to the chief advisor of the White House, Jared Kushner and other advisors of the administration. The newspaper stated that Trump’s son-in-law and advisor had raised the idea at a meeting in July. The proposal seeks public support as part of the effort to combat the criticism that Trump could have reneged on his 2016 campaign promise to build a wall.
“There will be a camera on the wall, and it will be launched early next year,” a senior White House official involved in the initiative told the newspaper. Officials and Border Protection officials did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comments on Tuesday and the Army forwarded the questions to the agency.
Funding and Logistics already in place
The news comes after last month, when the construction began of the first few kilometers of the wall along the U.S. – Mexico border since Trump took office, two Customs and Border Patrol officials told CNN. The costs and details of the initiative remain unclear, although persons un-named but involved in the discussions of the project told the Washington Post that Customs and Border Protection agencies already have the funds for logistics and planning at the border despite the rejection of the body of engineers in the United States Army and other senior officials.
Kushner stubbornly pushed the program forward after Trump, interested in getting new photos or videos to tweet, asked him to lead management and messaging efforts at the border wall, the Washington Post reported. Another source told the Washington Post that Kushner was following Trump’s orders to finish the border structure and mitigate any excuses. The transmissions of the work will be exclusively to review the progress of the border wall and to raise awareness of the project.
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