Greg Abbott, Donald Trump visit Texas-Mexico border on Wednesday

Border tour is expected in the afternoon

Greg Abbott and Donald Trump
Greg Abbott and Donald Trump (KSAT)

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and former President Donald Trump will pay a visit to the border on Wednesday, roughly two weeks after the governor announced plans to pay for the construction of more border wall with taxpayer money.

The pair of GOP politicians provided a media briefing around noon Wednesday. They are expected to take a tour “of the unfinished border wall” in the afternoon, according to a release from Abbott’s office. You can watch the tour live in the video player at the top of this article as well as on

The press conference was held at Weslaco Department of Public Safety Headquarters.

Abbott and Trump’s visit comes after a handful of other politicians, including Vice President Kamala Harris, have made trips to the Texas-Mexico border in recent months.

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About the Authors:

Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.

Kolten Parker is digital executive producer at KSAT. Previously, he worked at the San Antonio Express-News and the Texas Observer.