Seemingly out of nowhere this morning Trump tweeted about his promise that Mexico would pay for the wall. I guess with all of the talk about money for the wall, that he wanted to remind people that Mexico is ‘paying’ for it.
Here’s what he had to say:
I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!
This reminds me of when Obama tried to argue that he was creating OR SAVING jobs with his nearly trillion dollar stimulus.
What he’s really saying is that the money we would have spent on NAFTA will now be spent on the wall. Which means Mexico isn’t really paying for the wall, we are.
It’s never bothered me one bit that the American taxpayer would foot the bill for the wall, as it’s absolutely necessary. It did bother me quite a lot, however, that Trump would make such a ridiculous promise in the first place.
Besides all of that, Congress still has to approve the unpronounceable USMCA before any of those ‘savings’ can go to the wall.