At Camp David on Saturday, President Trump reiterated a campaign promise to reporter Mary Emily O’ Hara.
“Mexico will pay for the wall. I have a very good relationship with Mexico… Mexico will pay, in some form, Mexico will pay for the wall,” Trump told her.
The report comes on the heels of the POTUS proposing that $18 billion dollars should be allocated in the budget to fund construction on the U.S. southern border.
Scroll to the bottom to see O’ Hara’s tweet with the quote from Trump. Or read more details about the Wall proposal from Washington Post:
The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it wants $18 billion over the next decade for the initial phase of a Mexico border wall, laying out for the first time a detailed financial blueprint for the president’s signature campaign promise.
The money would pay for 316 miles of new fencing and reinforce another 407 miles where barriers are already in place, according to cost estimates sent to senators Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. If the work was completed, more than half of the 2,000-mile border with Mexico would have a wall or other physical structure by 2027.
Democratic lawmakers blasted the $18 billion request, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, and it arrived in the middle of delicate budget negotiations that include the risk of a government shutdown Jan. 20 if no deal is reached.
“President Trump has said he may need a good government shutdown to get his wall. With this demand, he seems to be heading in that direction,” said Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Immigration subcommittee.
Democrats usually say “people will die” when the government doesn’t spend all of its extra pennies. Now, they expect us to believe that 1.8 billion per year is too much?