Donald Trump insisted on Saturday that Mexico would pay for a wall along the southern US border, one day after his administration asked Congress for $18bn over the next decade to start construction on the barrier.
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“I believe Mexico will pay for the wall,” Trump said during a brief news conference at Camp David, where he was meeting congressional Republican leaders to plan for 2018 midterms.
But yes, in some form, Mexico will pay for the wall.”.
Mexico has repeatedly stated that it will not pay to build the wall.
If that work was completed, more than half of the nearly 2,000 mile-border with Mexico would be lined with a physical barrier.
Democrats are willing to compromise on border enforcement but party leaders say they are firmly opposed to building a wall. »