Google Maps find Trumps Mexican wall and it looks like a comb in the desert

Google Maps and Reddit users reckon they've found the notorious Trump wall separating the US and Mexican borders – and it looks strangely like a hair comb in the middle of the desert.

Commonly referred to as "The Wall", the construction was the brainchild of the former US president during his stint in the White House – and the source of constant controversy throughout the bizarre period.

Trump's promise to build the barrier along the southwest border of the US propelled him to victory in 2016, and around $15billion (around £11.5b) was appropriated by his administration for its construction.

A big chunk of the funds were taken from the Defence Department's budget when the Congress would not meet the administration's funding demands.

The wall brought about fierce criticism from Democrats and environmentalists, and its construction and funding was the subject of several lawsuits.

When Joe Biden took office in January 2021, he instantly ordered to immediately halt construction of Donald Trump's signature border wall. Up to that point, 458 miles of the "border wall system" had been built, according to final figures by US Customs and Border Protection.

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The wall consists of 18 to 30ft steel bollards anchored in concrete, and feature sensors, lights and cameras. The vast majority was constructed in places where a form of barrier was already in place.

Around 226 miles run along the border in Arizona, 100 miles in New Mexico, 77 miles in California and 55 miles in Texas – but the halted construction on the wall means the abrupt end of the hair comb-like structure appearing on Google Maps.

In June, the Biden administration announced it would be returning $2.2b (£1.68b) in Defence Department funds set aside for the wall to use the money for 66 previously deferred projects. These include a school for US military children in Germany and a missile field expansion in Alaska.

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