Trump: Mexico will pay back for 'Great Wall' later


While campaigning, one of the key rallying points for Donald Trump was that he will build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and Mexico will pay for it.

In what appeared to be a break from that promise, CNN reported on Thursday, "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."

Amid widespread media coverage concerning Mexico not paying for the wall, Trump took to Twitter on Friday and said, "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!"

Numerous reactions followed with one Twitter user commenting, "It's not dishonest to report that Congress will pay for the wall, which you just admitted was true."


Another wondered how that will actually work, simply asking, "You're going to invoice them?"

Meanwhile, Mexican leaders have repeatedly mentioned that their country will not pay for the wall.

Back in September, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto posted on his Twitter account, "I repeat what I told him personally, Mr. Trump: Mexico will never pay for a wall."

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