President Donald Trump has made the border wall a key part of his campaign and presidency, insisting that the barrier will be paid for by Mexico. On Wednesday, however, White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp admitted that U.S. taxpayers will be on the hook for paying for the wall, according to CNN.
When pressed by CNN reporter Jim Sciutto on Wednesday on whether American taxpayers would foot the bill for the wall, Schlapp responded in the affirmative.
“And you know what else taxpayers are paying for? The financial burden of this illegal immigration,” she added.
Schlapp also repeated Trump’s frequent claim that the new trade deal would mean that Mexico is covering the costs associated with the wall.
It is “going to bring more jobs back to America, it’s bringing more business back to America and it’s also going to keep our wages up,” she said. “So this trade deal, in effect, does help pay for our border security.”
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