By Derrick Broze
President Trump has revealed that American taxpayers will indeed pay for the proposed border wall on the nation’s southern border.
On Wednesday President Trump admitted that his plan for the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States will be funded by domestic taxpayers. During the 2016 campaign Trump promised several times that he would force Mexico to pay for the wall.
Trump’s comments came in an interview with ABC News, his first interview since becoming President. ABC has only released a short clip of the interview and will air the full interview on the evening of January 25. In the clip we hear President Trump state that the project that will start “in months.”
When asked who would pay for the wall – Mexico or the American taxpayer – Trump confirmed that the taxpayer will fund the project that is estimated to cost somewhere between $15 to 25 billion. “Ultimately, it will come out of what’s happening with Mexico … and we will be in a form reimbursed by Mexico, which I’ve always said,” Trump said. He was referring to the claim that U.S. taxpayers will pay for the wall initially and later be reimbursed by a payment from the Mexican government. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has insisted that his nation won’t pay for the wall.
“All it is, is we’ll be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we make from Mexico,” he said. “I’m just telling you there will be a payment. It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form. What I’m doing is good for the United States. It’s also going to be good for Mexico. We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico.”
Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2
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