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'Build the Wall' hat spotted at Hispanic Heritage Month event

A man wore a "Build the Wall" hat to a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the White House.

The red baseball cap was spotted at the event just before President Trump addressed attendees Friday.


The slogan on the hat is a nod to Trump's proposed border wall, a controversial proposal to quell illegal immigration. Throughout the 2016 presidential race, crowds at pro-Trump rallies often chanted "Build the wall."

Trump declared Sept. 15-Oct. 15 National Hispanic Heritage Month, a move that was harshly critiqued by Democrats, who called it "hypocritical" and "insulting."

On Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee approved a border security bill that includes $10 billion for a border wall.

The legislation will now head to the House floor for a full vote.

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