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Trump promises to personally bring border wall costs 'WAY DOWN'

President Trump responded on Twitter Saturday morning to news that a study commissioned by his administration pegged the cost of his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border at about $21.6 billion, which is substantially higher than the $12 billion Trump estimated or the $15 billion figure touted by congressional Republican leadership.

Trump promised to save "billions" on the F-35 program. So far Lockheed Martin has cut the price by about $600 million, a reduction The Washington Post reports was already planned before the president negotiated with the company.

As for the border wall, Trump maintains taxpayers' initial outlay will be reimbursed by Mexico. The government of Mexico says that will not happen.