Donald Trump Swore He Never Promised Mexico Would Pay For The Border Wall

Type: Breaks PromisesJan 10 2019 Severity:
About: Mexico & Immigration
Donald Trump, despite reams and reams of video evidence to the contrary, insisted that he never promised Mexico would pay for the border wall separating the United States and Mexico. Trump has long insisted that Mexico would directly pay for the wall through cash payments to the Treasury, even saying "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall" back on June 16, 2015 on the day he announced his run for the White House.

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Quote | The insistence that Mexico would pay for the wall was a central tenant of his campaign.

"When during the campaign, I would say Mexico is going to pay for it, obviously I never said this. I never meant they're going to write out a check."