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Trump seizes on France attack to push border wall

14 December, 2018, 08:30 | Author: Shawna Walton
  • The barrier is seen in Sasabe Arizona

But during the first 15 minutes that were aired live when Trump opted to let the press observe, Pelosi confronted the president about his false statements on the wall and border security. Both Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado and his predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, have vehemently refused to do so.

"You could do it with sort of like a crowdfunding site or you could do a blockchain and you could have WallCoins, but you could raise the money and frankly if we get it right at the Treasury you could even pay with Mexican pesos."

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Mexico was paying for a border wall through trade as he focuses on getting the U.S. Congress to fund the project. Just days later, he made the same demand in a tweet, while also peddling a false story about ISIS operating training camps near El Paso, Texas.

U.S. Border Patrol vehicles are parked along a secondary fence as they respond to a group of Central American migrants crossing the border wall illegally, seen from across the wall in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. "But [during his campaign] the president touted himself as the world's best deal-maker, and this is going to be his opportunity to put his money where his mouth is".

During an interview with NPR's Morning Edition on December 12, Rep. Warren Davidson said that he had offered what he referred to as a "modest proposal" in the form of his "Buy a Brick, Build a Wall Act".

Say what you want about Trump, but he very honestly said that he was determined to get a border wall, that he preferred to have this discussion in front of the entire world and that he would be willing for the government to shut down over it. Pelosi and Schumer are just as willing to shut down the government over it but unwilling to be honest about it.

But he said the same reasoning could be used to say that Canada is paying for the wall's construction. "Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high".

He made the claim during a MSNBC town hall in March 2016. Since becoming president, though, Trump has sought US taxpayer money to fund the wall's construction and threatened to shut down parts of the USA government if lawmakers do not acquiesce. He said the same during a joint press conference with the President Sauli Niinistö of Finland in August 2017. Earlier this year, the president told his supporters the same at a campaign rally in Nashville.

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