• Trump pledges to personally bring border wall price tag 'WAY DOWN!'

    Trump pledges to personally bring border wall price tag 'WAY DOWN!'

    President Donald Trump said on Saturday that while he’s not currently “involved in the design or negotiations” of the proposed wall on the Mexican-American border, once he jumps in he will personally bring the cost “WAY DOWN!”

    “I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought,” the president said in a tweet early on Saturday.

    “But I have not gotten involved in the design or negotiations yet,” he continued.

    It’s possible Trump is referring to an exclusive report from Reuters that says the wall could cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take over three years to build, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report.

    That price tag would come in much higher than a $12-billion figure cited by Trump in his campaign and estimates as high as $15 billion from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    Trump said Saturday that he will bring cost down similarly to how he encouraged smaller budgets for major government aircraft projects. “Just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!” said Trump.

    The president tweeted back …read more  

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