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Donald Trump insists Mexico will repay America for 'the Great Wall'

On Thursday, House Republican officials told CNN that despite emphatic promises throughout his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump would ask American taxpayers, not Mexico, to bankroll his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The first few billions for the project could come though a must-pass bill to finance the federal government, and House Republicans who used to be deficit hawks now say they're open to heavy deficit spending. On Friday morning, Trump said that the media has it all wrong, and Mexico will still pay for "the Great Wall"... eventually.

Mexico has said it won't ever pay for the wall, and Trump has never really explained how he plans on making it pony up.