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Budget for border wall means it would cost $17.8 million per mile

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A House committee has moved forward with a spending bill that would allocate nearly $1.6 billion in funding to President Donald Trump’s proposed wall – but the money is intended to cover just 28 miles of wall, far less than the length of the border.

“All 28 miles of it,” Pat Gray noted sarcastically on Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”

The proposed price tag would come to $17.8 million per mile of wall. Trump’s promised wall along the southern border would need to stretch for 2,000 miles to cover the entire border between the U.S. and Mexico. Last week, he dialed back the concept, saying the wall could be “700 to 900” miles and still be long to get the job done, the New York Times reported.

Glenn Beck jokingly theorized that perhaps the wall is going to be a mile in height, which might explain why it costs so much.

Army engineers have started work drilling into the soil along the border and testing to see what kind of barrier would work best, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Customs and Border Protection officials are evaluating dozens of proposals from vendors for the wall’s design.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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