President Donald Trump is citing a shooting attack in France as he calls on Democratic congressional leaders to support funding for a wall at the U.S. -Mexico border.
In February 2016, he told supporters at a campaign rally in Florida that the "wall just got 10 feet higher" after the former Mexican president said the country would not pay for the wall. "Let's fund the government", Sen.
As President Donald Trump threatened to allow a government shutdown if Congress did not provide funding for his proposed wall along the Mexican border, a Republican congressman from OH offered up alternative routes to getting the wall built: through Internet crowdfunding or through an initial coin offering.
"Just this morning, the president tweeted that Mexico will pay for the wall through savings from the new NAFTA". In a statement Wednesday, the Defense Department said it now has no plans to build the wall, but could take part in the construction of border projects in the near future.
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"Mr. President, if you say Mexico is going to pay for the wall through NAFTA - which it certainly won't - then I guess we don't have to", Schumer said. Honestly. If the president really believed what he tweeted this morning, that his new NAFTA would pay for the wall, he wouldn't be threatening to shut down the government unless American taxpayers fund his wall.
During his presidential announcement speech on June 16, 2015, Trump said, "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border".
At least five other times, the president said Mexico would pay for the wall in various tweets on January 6, 2017, and January 8, 2017. "They are not coming from Mexican taxpayers".
Following a heated argument with Democratic leaders at the White House on Tuesday, it has become abundantly clear that Trump faces a tough fight over the next two years on border enforcement. Pelosi and Schumer instead urged Trump to take a deal that would provide $1.3 billion for border fencing by extending levels of funding.