After months of promising that Mexico would pay for a border wall, CNN reported last night that Trump was working with House Republicans on a plan to fund the wall project through appropriations, a move which they said would "break a key campaign promise."
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that his preference is to fund the border wall through the appropriations process as soon as April, according to House Republican officials.
The move would break a key campaign promise when Trump repeatedly said he would force Mexico to pay for the construction of the wall along the border, though in October, Trump suggested for the first time that Mexico would reimburse the US for the cost of the wall.
And here is Anderson Cooper on the topic last night:
Of course, this morning Trump has fired back with yet another tweet blasting the "dishonest media" saying that any taxpayer money spent on the "Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!"
The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
Meanwhile, the ever defiant Vicente Fox maintained that while Trump may ask Mexico to pay for his border wall, "neither [he] nor Mexico would pay for his racist monument."
Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument.
Another promise he can't keep.
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) January 6, 2017
So, can taxpayers charge Mexico interest?