The story with Mexico paying for the wall changes daily, but today Donald Trump said a doozy. Before leaving for Texas, he went on a rant about the border wall:
“When I said Mexico will pay for the wall in front of thousands and thousands of people, obviously, they’re not gonna write a check, but they are paying for the wall indirectly times over by the really great trade deal we just made.”
Here’s a little fact checking:
And for the record, Trump did literally say he would get Mexico to write a $5-10 billion check for the wall by threatening $24 billion in money Mexican nationals repatriate from the US to Mexico: https://t.co/MyCjIyuLjm
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) January 10, 2019
Obviously, Trump was literal about Mexico supposedly paying for the wall. He did indeed say Mexico would do something like “write a check.” https://t.co/3VteL9OgHs
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 10, 2019
Need video proof?
Today is the 19th day that Trump has kept the government shut down because of his wall.
Here are 19 times he said Mexico would pay for it. pic.twitter.com/lx50uYEboC
— Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) January 9, 2019