Trump arrives at US-Mexico border and repeats 'emergency' claim – live

Critics call president’s visit ‘trite political theater’, while Biden under fire for joking about inappropriate touching complaints

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Hello everyone, this is Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco taking over the live blog for the rest of your Friday afternoon.

Donald Trump is here in California today, visiting the border with Mexico. Trump delivered remarks at a recently replaced two-mile section of border barrier in Calexico that is decidedly not, the AP points out, newly built border “wall”.

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Source: theguardian