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Trump says construction of border wall will begin in 'months'

President Donald Trump revealed in a sit-down interview with ABC News' David Muir that construction for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall will begin in "months." Trump indicated negotiations between Mexico and the U.S. will begin "relatively soon," and he maintained that Mexico would pay for the wall "100 percent," despite its numerous indications to the contrary. "We'll be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we make from Mexico," Trump said in the interview; he had previously claimed Mexico would pay for the wall outright, but has since backed off that assertion.

Trump is expected to introduce several executive actions on immigration Wednesday, including "tightening border security and reappropriating federal money to begin construction on the border wall," Time reported.

The entirety of Trump's interview with Muir will air Wednesday on ABC at 10 p.m. ET. Catch the preview below. Becca Stanek