Donald Trump on Mexico Paying for the Wall

Donald Trump on Mexico Writing a Check to Pay for the Proposed Southern Border Wall

THEN
NOW


2016
2019

Donald Trump on Mexico Paying for the Wall Then
Donald Trump on Mexico Paying for the Wall Now


#DonaldTrump 4/13/16: "They’ll pay… They may even write us a check." » #Trump 1/10/19: "When, during the campaign, I would say Mexico is going to pay… I never meant they’re going to write out a check." Click To Tweet

Quotes by Donald Trump on Mexico Writing a Check to Pay for the Proposed Southern Border Wall

THEN

2016

Donald Trump on Mexico Paying for the Wall Then
“It’s an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year. There are several ways to compel Mexico to pay for the the wall including… [threatening to bar undocumented Mexican immigrants in the U.S. from wiring money to Mexico]… Trade tariffs, or enforcement of existing trade rules… Cancelling visas… Visa fees…”
- March, 2016

March 2016 Trump campaign position paper

Trump 2016 Campaign (via Archive.org), March, 2016
COMPELLING MEXICO TO PAY FOR THE WALL

(retrieved 1/13/19)
“They’ll pay. They’ll pay, in one form or another. They may even write us a check by the time they see what happens. They may.”
- April 13, 2016

Sean Hannity interview

Fox News, April 13, 2016
Trump explains why he feels the primary process is 'unfair'

(retrieved 1/13/19)
starts at 17:16

NOW

2019

Donald Trump on Mexico Paying for the Wall Now
“When, during the campaign, I would say Mexico is going to pay for it, obviously I never said this and I never meant they’re going to write out a check. I said they were going to pay for it — they are. They’re paying for it with the incredible deal we made called the United States-Mexico-Canada, USMCA deal.”
Jan 10, 2019 -

Business Insider, Jan 10, 2019
Trump backtracks further on border-wall promises, says he 'never meant Mexico would write a check'

(retrieved 1/13/19)
quote starts at beginning
“When I say Mexico’s going to pay for the wall that’s what i said, Mexico’s going to pay. I didn’t say they’re going to write me a check for $20 billion or $10 billion. They weren’t going to write a check. I said they were going to pay for the wall. And if Congress approves this incredible trade bill that we made with Mexico – and Canada by the way, but with Mexico in this case – they are paying for the wall many, many times over… When I say Mexico is going to pay for the wall that’s what I mean, Mexico is paying for the wall. I didn’t mean please write me a check. I mean very simply, they are paying for it in the trade deal.”
Jan 10, 2019 -

CBS News, Jan 10, 2019
Trump will 'probably' declare national emergency absent a deal in Congress

(retrieved 1/13/19)
quote starts at 0:19


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