Is anyone out there keeping score on how many "promises" Trump will break before and during his first 100 days?
Those of us who are sane knew he couldn't keep his word that he'd make Mexico pay for "the big beautiful wall," and now we hear it from the horse's mouth that Mexico won't be paying for Trump's wall as he promised over and over and over during the campaign.
YOU, dear taxpayer, will be paying for Trump's promise, and Mexico is laughing at our Buffoon-elect.
Like all b.s.ers, Trump will tell the dupes who voted for him some weak excuse for this reversal of his boast that he'll make Mexico pay for he wall. (He says Mexico will pay for the wall mañana.)
Get out your wallets, Trump supporters, here's the first of many cons Trump played on you.
Washington (CNN) President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that his 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, though in October,
Trump suggested for the first time that Mexico would reimburse the US for the cost of the wall.
Trump defended that proposal Friday morning in a tweet, saying the move to use congressional appropriations was because of speed.
"The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!" Trump tweeted Friday.
From the BBC on Trump's wall:
This is a wall we are talking about, not a fence - on that Mr Trump has been clear ("a wall is better than fencing and it's much more powerful"). That rules out relatively cheap options like tall iron fence posts or wire mesh. Concrete is the obvious choice. Ali F. Rhuzkan, a New York-based structural engineer, estimated in an article for National Memo that a 1,900-mile wall - seemingly Mr Trump's original plan - would require about 339 million cubic feet (12.5 million cubic yards) of concrete - three times more than the Hoover Dam.
What are the costs? "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I build them very inexpensively."
Mr Trump claims the total cost of the wall will be $10 (£7.5) billion to $12 billion. But estimates from fact checkers and engineers seem to be universally higher.
The 650 miles of fencing already put up has cost the government more than $7 billion, and none of it could be described, even charitably, as impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, or beautiful.
And who pays? Mr Trump insists, emphatically, that Mexico will pay.
Pressed on whether he could really use anti-terror legislation to ransom Mexico into paying for a wall, Mr Trump has variously suggested other options including increasing the fees on visa applications, charging more for border crossing cards and enforcing trade tariffs.
Asked whether any of his solutions were realistic, he told the Washington Post: "It's realistic if you know something about the art of negotiating. If you have a bunch of clowns negotiating, it's not realistic."
Trump doesn't say HOW he'll MAKE Mexico pay for the multi-billion dollar wall. Trust him -- he's a man of his word.