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    Trump asking Congress, not Mexico, to pay for border wall

    By Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh and Eugene Scott, CNN
    Updated 9:25 AM ET, Fri January 6, 2017

    Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that his preference is to fund the border wall through the appropriations process as soon as April, according to House Republican officials.

    The move would break a key campaign promise when Trump repeatedly said he would force Mexico to pay for the construction of the wall along the border, though in October, Trump suggested for the first time that Mexico would reimburse the US for the cost of the wall.
    Trump defended that proposal Friday morning in a tweet, saying the move to use congressional appropriations was because of speed.
    "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!" Trump tweeted Friday.

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    Trump's supporters won't care. He can break every campaign promise he's made and they won't care. For many, their vote for Trump was little more than a middle finger to liberals.

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    New York Rep. Chris Collins said Friday that American taxpayers would front the cost for the wall but that he was confident Trump could negotiate getting the money back from Mexico.
    Mexico will reimburse the American taxpayer for the cost of the wall, just trust trump.

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    New York Rep. Chris Collins said Friday that American taxpayers would front the cost for the wall but that he was confident Trump could negotiate getting the money back from Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Trump's supporters won't care. He can break every campaign promise he's made and they won't care. For many, their vote for Trump was little more than a middle finger to liberals.
    Is it really a promise if it was never a realistic proposition? No one in their right mind ever believed Mexico was ever going to pay any monies to build a US border wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Is it really a promise if it was never a realistic proposition? No one in their right mind ever believed Mexico was ever going to pay any monies to build a US border wall.
    Um, some of his supporters took him literally.

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    everyday there's another example of just how much the world has been turned upside down ,and inside out, because of Trump's election. Trump has single-handily transformed our great nation to the status of some shit hole third world county. We are now the laugh-stalk of the entire world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    everyday there's another example of just how much the world has been turned upside down ,and inside out, because of Trump's election. Trump has single-handily transformed our great nation to the status of some shit hole third world county. We are now the laugh-stalk of the entire world.
    But Trump supporters think the world respects us more. It's bizarre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Um, some of his supporters took him literally.
    News said earlier that some Trump supporters want to force prisoners to build it for free as that sheriff in Massachusetts proposed the other day. Watch them turn it around and claim, we wanted to use them but the "left" wouldn't let them...

    Massachusetts sheriff offers to send inmates to build Trump's border wall

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    Oh but but--MEXICO will reimburse us. Maybe Trump has a plan to put a TAX on the drugs they seem to have no problem getting across the border. I do NOT think a wall will stem the flow of drugs. AS LONG AS WE CONSUME THEM.
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