Mexico is not paying for the wall.
Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
If Trump keeps up the pace of signing executive orders in this manner, he’ll outpace Obama’s executive orders before the first year is up.
In the meantime, how will this wall be funded, when Mexico insists that they will not pay?
White House officials told the New York Times that President Trump was planning to sign an executive order directing federal funds toward the wall.
That would be tax dollars.
Your taxes. My taxes.
Trump’s devotees will call this a brilliant strategy. They’ll make excuses for why, after months on the campaign trail, promising that Mexico would pay for the wall, this complete about face is just fine, and that others don’t understand Trump’s savvy business moves.
Yeah, that may be so, but I’ll have to see it, before I believe it.