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

Donald Trump insists Mexico is still paying for his border wall
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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.

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.