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Trump Lies To His Supporters, Claims ‘Mexico Is Paying For The Wall’ And He’ll Add ‘Toll Booths’ To Wall

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Trump Lies To His Supporters, Claims ‘Mexico Is Paying For The Wall’ And He’ll Add ‘Toll Booths’ To Wall




President Trump falsely claimed on Tuesday that “Mexico is paying for the wall,” a claim Politifact has ruled as false.

“Mexico is paying for the wall, just so you understand,” Trump said, before complaining that the press refuses to report his lies as fact. “They don’t say that. They never say it.”


“But we’re gonna charge a small fee at the border,” Trump added. “You know, the toll booths.”

Trump first floated the idea of imposing a “toll” on cars crossing into the U.S. from Mexico to finance the construction of his promised wall on the southern border.

Trump has long faced criticism that he has failed to meet a campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the border wall. He has instead redirected billions of dollars from the Pentagon to finance construction, sparking a legal fight with the U.S. House, which did not authorize the spending.




“Trump’s administration mainly replaced barriers installed by previous administrations with new ones that are expected to be more effective in stopping illegal immigration and drug smuggling,” Politifact wrote in July. “Mexico has not paid for any construction. Americans are paying the costs.”





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