Trump now says US taxpayers will pay for Wall, will make Mexico pay us back. Right.
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has signaled to Republicans in Congress that Trump would like to fund his infamous planned U.S.-Mexico border wall through the Congressional appropriations process in April, House Republican officials told CNN Thursday.
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), congressional liaison for the Trump transition team, doubled down on Trump's position in comments to CNN: "When you understand that Mexico's economy is dependent upon U.S. consumers, Donald Trump has all the cards he needs to play," Collins said. "On the trade negotiation side, I don't think it's that difficult for Donald Trump to convince Mexico that it's in their best interest to reimburse us for building the wall."
When it comes to funding the wall through taxpayer dollars, Republicans "are considering whether to tuck the border wall funding into a must-pass spending bill that must be enacted by the end of April," Politico reported Thursday.