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President-elect Donald Trump- Mexico will reimburse American taxpayers for a new border wall

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  1. Hindustani78

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    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/590133/trump-border-wall-mexico-pay.html
    Trump on border wall: Mexico will pay us back
    Wsahington, Jan 6, 2016, (AP)
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    President-elect Donald Trump today tweeted that Mexico will reimburse American taxpayers for a new border wall and that US money spent will be for the "sake of speed."

    His tweet came as top aides consider a plan to ask Congress to ensure money is available in US coffers for the wall, but to rely on existing law that already authorizes fencing and other technology along the southern border.

    The potential approach was confirmed yesterday by two congressional officials and a senior transition official with knowledge of the discussions; all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

    Trump said in a tweet early today: "The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!" During his campaign, Trump repeatedly told voters if elected he would build a wall along the U.S. southern border and make Mexico pay for it.

    Trump transition spokesman Sean Spicer said putting US money up-front "doesn't mean he's broken his promise." In an interview Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Spicer said: "I think he's going to continue to talk to them (the Mexican government) about that."

    The approach could also stave off a legislative fight that Trump might lose if he tried to get Congress to pass a measure authorizing the kind of border wall he promised during the campaign.

    It's not clear how much could be done along the 2,000-mile border without additional actions by Congress. Lawmakers passed the Secure Fence Act of 2006, but most of those 700 miles have already been built. Some areas are in much better shape than others, though, and long stretches are made up of fencing that stops vehicles but not pedestrians.

    But whatever steps might be taken without Congress' approval would be likely to fall short of the extravagant new wall on the border that Trump repeatedly said Mexico would pay for during his campaign for the White House. And despite Congress' involvement in approving any spending, such an approach might also open Trump to charges of circumventing the House and the Senate to take unilateral actions, something he repeatedly criticized President Barack Obama for doing.

    A spending bill including money for border construction could also provoke a legislative showdown given potential opposition from Senate Democrats.
    Still, several lawmakers and congressional officials said the administration could have significant flexibility in taking additional steps without Congress' approval.
     
  2. NakedLunch

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    I will make a prediction about Trump.

    He will disappoint everyone, friend and foe alike. Just wait and see.
     
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    The truth had to come out eventually. Mexico is not paying for that wall, American tax payers are.
     
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    the trap is set one day when usa turns into giant fema gulag, americans are going to regret it, that they payed for that wall becuase no escape from oppression. next is take away people guns, disarm them then tyrrany will start.
     
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    Wishful thinking. The Americans are not that daft. Chillax.
     
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    it is not wishful thinking it is called history repeating.
     
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    How? All I see them doing is a wall. That's it.
     
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    you have short vision like erdogan.

     
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    Time for you to sleep brother, it's late.
     
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    brother it time for you to wakeup, its not too late.
     
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    Attila the Hun SENIOR MEMBER

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    You mean about crypto jews?
     
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    US and Mexico border is 1,933 miles long. No one actually expected it to be built.
     
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    Well, we'll see what happens. But my point was that Trump's claim that Mexico was going to pay for the wall was an obvious lie that has now been exposed.
     
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    I think he originally said that he was going to fix the trade deficit, which stood at 58 billion in 2015, and that would pay for the wall.

    Mexico is currently our 3rd largest goods trading partner with $531 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $236 billion; goods imports totaled $295 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico was $58 billion in 2015.

    https://ustr.gov/countries-regions/americas/mexico
     
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    No. He did mention that free trade between the two countries benefits Mexico. He did seem to imply at one point that he would threaten to restrict trade in an attempt to force them to pay for the wall, but he wouldn't even commit to that.



    However, they have not agreed to any such thing, even after his visit to the Mexican President.


    Now he's laughably claiming that Mexico "will reimburse American taxpayers" for the wall, though they obviously have not agreed to any such thing. So, all we know for sure at this point is that American taxpayers will pay for the wall.

    Quite a turnaround:

     
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