The media is freaking out over a report that Trump is asking Congress to pay for the border wall, instead of Mexico, but we’ve known this already.
Here’s CNN’s report:
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that the President-elect’s 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.
The Trump team argues it will have the authority through a Bush-era 2006 law to build the wall, lawmakers say, but it lacks the money to do so. Transition officials have told House GOP leaders in private meetings they’d like to pay for the wall in the funding bill, a senior House GOP source said.
BUT it could be that this is reference to what Trump said before about building the wall and then making Mexico reimburse us – he said that in October – we wrote about it here.
Here’s video of him talking about reimbursement:
Now promising that he can make Mexico “reimburse” us is definitely walking back his promise, but that was done a while ago. Whatever is going on tonight isn’t as big a deal as the media might want to make of it.