Trump might ask Republican lawmakers to fund a US-Mexico border wall

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Trump might ask Republican lawmakers to fund a US-Mexico border wall



Donald Trump Paul Ryan
Donald
Trump meets with Speaker of the Home Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill
in Washington.

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Roberts


The incoming Trump administration might search assist from Congress to
pay for a wall alongside the US-Mexico border, based on
Republican lawmakers cited by
Politico
and
CNN
on Thursday.

Such a transfer would break Trump’s pledge that Mexico would pay for
the wall, which was central to the president-elect’s marketing campaign.

The stories mentioned Trump and Home Republicans have been growing
plans to fund the border wall utilizing taxpayer cash by a 2006
legislation enacted by President George W. Bush that offered for over
700 miles of limitations alongside the southern US border.

CNN cited Home Republican officers who mentioned the plan may very well be
taken up as early as April.

The proposed border wall — and Trump’s assertion that Mexico
would pay for it — was one in every of his principal marketing campaign pledges.

Trump flew ;to Mexico in August for talks with President Enrique
Peña Nieto, however the affair generated some fallout afterward, when
the 2 publicly disagreed concerning the wall.

On his return to the US, Trump claimed he and Peña Nieto by no means
mentioned cost.
Peña Nieto immediately fired back in Spanish:
“I repeat what
I instructed you personally, Mr. Trump: Mexico won’t ever pay for a
wall.”

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Originally Created On Business Insider

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