One of Donald Trump’s major campaign platforms was the border wall he claims he’ll build on the Mexican-US border, and that Mexico will be footing the bill. Now, Trump is urging congressional Republicans to push funding through for this massive and moronic project.
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that his preference is to fund the border wall through the appropriations process as soon as April, according to House Republican officials.
The move would break a key campaign promise when Trump repeatedly said he would force Mexico to pay for the construction of the wall along the border, though in October, Trump suggested for the first time that Mexico would reimburse the US for the cost of the wall.
Trump defended that proposal Friday morning in a tweet, saying the move to use congressional appropriations was because of speed.
“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!” Trump tweeted Friday.
Some Republicans have confidence that Trump will be able to get Mexico to reimburse the US for any funds spent on the wall, despite the fact that there is no actual plan whatsoever for this.
It is still a mystery exactly how and why Mexico would pay for such a wall. Democrats are worried, however, that the GOP will hold the government hostage with the threat of shutdown if the spending bill isn’t passed.
Elections have consequences, people.