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The vast majority of drug smuggling operations would be unaffected.

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  • Donald Trump × 13

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  • We need the wall for another reason: drugs. The drugs that are pouring in. The wall will make it a much tougher situation.
  • We must stop the flow of all types of illegal drugs into our communities. For too long, dangerous criminal cartels have been allowed to infiltrate and spread throughout our nation. An astonishing 90 percent of the heroin in America comes from south of the border, where we will be building a wall which will greatly help in this problem.
  • The opioid is a tremendous emergency, what’s going on there. The drugs pouring into the country have gotten – and I tell you what, we’ve made a big impact. But still, we need the wall. You know, part of the reason we need the wall is for drugs. Forgetting even about people, we need a wall for drugs.
  • I would love to do a DACA deal, but we have to get something very substantial for it, including the wall, including security, including a strong border. We have to be able to stop drugs from pouring into our nation.

    Fact Checks

    • Several experts cast doubt on the wall’s potential effect. They noted that much of the illegal drugs coming into the United States arrive through legal ports of entry and that smugglers also use other tools that a wall wouldn’t stop (even catapults). Illicit drugs also flow from the northern border and through the mail from China.
  • Drugs are pouring across our border. We’re stopping it, but we need a wall to really stop it.
  • It’s gonna stop drugs, it’s gonna stop a lot of bad things, but – because the drug epidemic in this country is out of control, we’re gonna stop it. We’re gonna stop it. …

    You know, it’s really – it’s really not a question about we want to do a wall. We really have to do a wall, in order to stop the drugs in particular.

  • Just to add on, tremendous drugs are pouring into the United States at levels that nobody has ever seen before. This happened over the last three to four years in particular. The wall will stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country and poisoning our youth. So we need the wall. It’s imperative.

    Fact Checks

    • Several experts cast doubt on the wall’s potential effect. They noted that much of the illegal drugs coming into the United States arrive through legal ports of entry and that smugglers also use other tools that a wall wouldn’t stop (even catapults). Illicit drugs also flow from the northern border and through the mail from China.
    • Most drugs come into the United States across the southern border with Mexico. But a wall would not limit this illegal trade, as much of it travels through legal borders or under tunnels unaffected by any possible physical barrier.
  • And that wall is also going to help us, very importantly, with the drug problem, and the massive amounts of drugs that are pouring across the southern border.

    Fact Checks

    • Most drugs come into the United States across the southern border with Mexico. But a wall would not limit this illegal trade, as much of it travels through legal borders or under tunnels unaffected by any possible physical barrier.
  • Now, we’re going to build a real wall. We’re going to build a wall that works, and it’s going to have a huge impact on the inflow of drugs coming across. The wall is almost – that could be one of the main reasons you have to have it. It’s an additional tool to stop the inflow of drugs into our country.

    Fact Checks

    • Most drugs come into the United States across the southern border with Mexico. But a wall would not limit this illegal trade, as much of it travels through legal borders or under tunnels unaffected by any possible physical barrier.
    • Several experts cast doubt on the wall’s potential effect. They noted that much of the illegal drugs coming into the United States arrive through legal ports of entry and that smugglers also use other tools that a wall wouldn’t stop (even catapults). Illicit drugs also flow from the northern border and through the mail from China.
  • Don’t let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.
    Donald Trump, President of the United States of America
    on

    Fact Checks

    • Several experts cast doubt on the wall’s potential effect. They noted that much of the illegal drugs coming into the United States arrive through legal ports of entry and that smugglers also use other tools that a wall wouldn’t stop (even catapults). Illicit drugs also flow from the northern border and through the mail from China.
  • The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)!
    Donald Trump, President of the United States of America
    on
  • The Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.
    Donald Trump, President of the United States of America
    on
  • Heroin overdoses are taking over our children and others in the MIDWEST. Coming in from our southern border. We need strong border & WALL!
    Donald Trump, President of the United States of America
    on

    Fact Checks

    • Several experts cast doubt on the wall’s potential effect. They noted that much of the illegal drugs coming into the United States arrive through legal ports of entry and that smugglers also use other tools that a wall wouldn’t stop (even catapults). Illicit drugs also flow from the northern border and through the mail from China.

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