Trump may personally pick border wall winner

The Washington Times | 5/1/2016 | Staff
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President Trump could have a direct role in picking the winner of the eight border wall prototypes currently being built and tested by Homeland Security, a department spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

While Mr. Trump was prohibited by contracting law from being involved in the selection of the eight finalists, he could be involved in picking the final best designs — though it’s not year clear what role he will play, said David Lapan, the spokesman.

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The president last month said he would be deeply involved.

“I’m going to go out and look at them personally, I’m going to pick the right one,” he said at a political rally in Alabama.

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Mr. Trump said he remains deeply committed to the wall, and said he was trying to combat reports that suggested he didn’t really want the barrier, which he campaigned on heavily in 2015 and 2016.

Eight wall prototypes — four concrete and four non-concrete...
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