Thursday, January 10, 2019

Trump: "I Never Said" Mexico Would Pay For The Wall

Donald Trump

Donald Trump told reporters today that he "never said" Mexico would pay for his beloved border wall.

“When during the campaign I would say Mexico is going to pay for it, obviously I never said this, and I never meant they’re going to write out a check," said the Trumpster. "I said they’re going to pay for it - they are."

Show of hands, please, does anyone recall Trump repeating over and over again, "Who's gonna pay for the wall? Mexico! It'll be so easy..."

From Trump's campaign website, August 2016: "It's an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion..."

Trump now says Mexico is “paying for the wall indirectly many, many times over by the really great trade deal we just made.”

Note: The USMCA has not been ratified by Congress, and so, it's not currently in force.

Plus, any economic gains from the USMCA would go to private individuals and companies, not the U.S. Treasury.

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