Donald Trump ran his volatile campaign largely on the promise of building a wall on the Mexican-American border and having them pay for it. After his victory this past November, the president-elect has moved away from the notion of a ‘great wall,’ but has endured that some sort of border protection will be mounted during his presidency.
But in an early morning tweet, Trump assured the American public a “great wall” will be built, and Mexico would be the one paying for it… eventually.
The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
Trump promises Mexico will be footing the bill, however big it may grow, after completion of the wall. This leaves funding to Congress and subsequently paid for by US tax dollars.
Explain how you will make Mexico pay us back once we've already paid for it, and after they've made it clear they won't.
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) January 6, 2017
Regarding the "Great Wall":
Buying something up front expecting someone else to pay it back is how the market collapsed in 2008.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 6, 2017
Trump usually would need to fund the wall by passing a new border-wall bill, but plans on bypassing the process. Trump believes he could use the authority of the Secure Fence act of 2006, which mandated 700 miles of secured fencing and security systems, passed by George W. Bush, that was never completed.
Does he know "Great Wall"™ is already taken? Maybe "Huge Wall" more on brand…
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) January 6, 2017
How Trump plans on actually making our southern neighbor pay for said wall after a barrage of racially fueled comments throughout his bid for presidency is yet to be announced.
[Via Twitter Moments]