U.S. President Donald Trump tours a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in San Luis, Arizona, Tuesday, June 23.
READ MORE: U.S. President Donald Trump praised what he described as a “powerful and comprehensive” wall along the nation’s southern border Tuesday, highlighting one of the key promises from his successful election campaign four years ago to secure the U.S. borders.
A day after ordering tighter restrictions on a variety of visa categories, Trump visited a new section of the border wall in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. After signing a plaque on the imposing slatted black wall at San Luis, the president, in response to a question from VOA described the new construction as “really foolproof.”
“You have everything you could have. It’s what they wanted, and that’s what we did,” he added.
Trump, who is seeking re-election in November, said on Tuesday as much as 500 miles (nearly 760 km) of border wall could be completed by the end of the year.
The U.S. government says 338 kilometers of construction has been done along the border since January 2017, but it appears that only a few kilometers of it is in places where no barriers previously existed.