Storm causes erosion at Trump backers' private border wall


HOUSTON (AP) — Weeks after it was criticized by President Donald Trump as "done to make me look bad," a private border wall built by his supporters in South Texas has suffered new erosion in a weekend tropical storm that was the project's first major weather test.

Heavy rain and winds from Hanna left behind wide gashes in the land in front of the fence, which is next to the Rio Grande, the now-swollen river that separates Texas and Mexico. While the fence's posts are all still standing, some of the holes in front of the fence are several feet deep, suggesting that part of the barrier cou...

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