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Mulvaney: 'Wall Will Take Longer Than Two Years to Build'

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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

By    |   Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 04:43 PM

The border wall that will separate the United States and Mexico will take at least two years to build, the White House admitted Thursday.

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters at the White House press briefing the combined $4.1 billion that will be set aside for the wall's construction in 2017 and 2018 is merely a start.

"People have asked me a couple times, does that build the whole wall? No, it doesn't, but it gets us a start on the program," Mulvaney said. "You see some of the wall being built this year, and then obviously we increase funding in 2018, but the wall will take longer than two years to build."

Mulvaney explained $1.7 billion is being allocated for the wall's construction in 2017 and $2.6 billion will be marked for 2018.

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