Despite the fact that Donald Trump has flip flopped on nearly every key issue, there was always a few things we never expected him to waver on: banning Muslims and bricking out Mexicans.
But on Saturday, Trump made a key change over the wall issue when he declared that a new program he was proposing for his administration would cover the cost of the massive wall he is planning to build on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“The End Illegal Immigration act fully funds the construction of a wall on our southern border. Don’t worry about it. Remember I said that Mexico is paying for the wall.”
“With the full understanding that the country of Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such a wall, okay?”
Trump fans should be pretty miffed about this, if only because it makes the fun little phrase they like to chant a whole lot less fun.
“We’re gonna build a wall – and who’s gonna pay for it?!”
“The End Illegal Immigration Act which will likely be reimbursed by Mexico for the full cost of the wall!”
It just doesn’t have that same racist zing, does it?
In Gettysburg, Trump appears to tweak his border wall plan: the U.S. will pay for the wall, then Mexico will reimburse the U.S. for the cost pic.twitter.com/Bw2kqCniIp
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 22, 2016