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Fact Check: Trump’s Tweet on Border Walls in Europe

Jan 17, 2019 - The New York Times

LONDON — In an apparent effort to bolster his case for a wall along the Mexican border, President Trump pointed on Wednesday to examples of walls going up around the world, especially barriers built in Europe, as proof that they work.

Here’s an assessment of those claims.

While governments around the world have built or planned to build 77 walls, about seven such barriers are not expected to materialize anytime soon, said Elisabeth Vallet, a researcher at the University of Quebec...