Someone from the Trump administration has admitted that Mexico is not paying for the border wall, even though President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised that he would.
"You and I know it can not work that way," said White House head of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed "ABCs" this week in an interview with host Jonathan Karl.]
Mulvaney tried to argue that a better trade deal with Mexico might put more money in the pockets of Americans. They paid for the wall, the total cost of which is between $ 21
"American workers will do better, the government will do better, and you could argue that Mexico will pay for it that way," he said.
"But Mexico does not pay for the wall," urged Karl.
"Technically, we both know it can not work that way," Mulvaney admitted. "The Department of Homeland Security can not spend money from Mexico. We have to get it from the Ministry of Finance. "
A senior White House official told reporters in an official background appeal on Saturday that Mexico would pay for the wall "Our government continues to believe that Mexico will pay for the wall, said the official.
Trump has repeatedly stated that Mexico will pay for the wall, though he has admitted that Mexico could repay the USA for the wall, instead of financing it from the outset.
] At a rally in May, Trump, Mex iko will "pay for the wall and they'll enjoy it, okay?"
The Americans are currently suffering from a partial government downturn because the President refuses to sign a temporary spending bill that does not cost billions – in US taxpayer money – for his wall contains.
"Mexico would pay for this wall from day one," reminded Karl Mulvaney on Saturday. "The day he announced that he would run for president [Trump said]" I will build a large building on our southern border. I will have Mexico pay for this wall. Mark my words. "Mark his words. Now the president has forced the government to shut down because he insists that American taxpayers pay for this wall. What is there? "
Trump earlier this month tweeted a similar Mulvaney message that" savings "from the new NAFTA deal with Mexico will pay for the wall.
" Well, Mr. President, if you say so that Mexico will pay through NAFTA for the wall, which is certainly not the case. I think we do not have to. "Senator Charles Schumer (DN.Y.) said after the tweet. "Let us finance the government," he said.