Trump expected to highlight wall in trip to border this week

President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE is planning to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border this week to commemorate the border wall, one of the main themes of his 2016 presidential campaign, as attention is focused on last week's riots at the U.S. Capitol.

In his last full week in office, Trump will travel to Alamo, Texas, to mark the creation of 400 miles of the border wall, The Associated Press reported

Most of the wall went up in areas with smaller barriers, the AP noted, with the government erecting hundreds of miles of fencing up to 30 feet high. Most of this fencing was built this year.


According to the news service, areas where the wall could be built more swiftly were prioritized by the administration, resulting in blasting hills, bulldozing vulnerable habitats and building on Native American land.

The AP reported that Trump is anxious to highlight his administration's accomplishments as his term comes to an end. It noted that the cost of the border wall has fallen on the shoulders of American taxpayers, despite Trump's repeated claims that the Mexican government would pay for all or some of the border wall.

Trump's trip will take place as calls for his removal from office continue to grow after his supporters tore through the Capitol building.

While in Texas, Trump may make his first public remarks since condemning the attacks in a video on Twitter last Thursday. The video was taken down and his account was suspended by Twitter on Friday due to "the risk of further incitement of violence."

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have come forward and stated they believe Trump should be removed from office in the few days he has left before President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE is inaugurated.

Several lawmakers have brought up the 25th Amendment, which would require Vice President Pence and most of the Cabinet to move in favor of removing Trump from power. Two Cabinet members have already resigned due to the riot.

Democratic lawmakers have reportedly already begun impeachment proceedings, leading to the unprecedented possibility that Trump could be impeached twice.