Even as Mexico says it will refuse to pay for a border wall, House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters the U.S. government will fund it within months.
Ryan says ‘we are going to finance’ the $15 billion wall that Mexico is refusing to pay for – but he’ll defer to Trump about whether to stick the tab on the nation’s debt. Republican members of Congress have gathered in Philadelphia for their annual retreat.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate leader Mitch McConnell addressed reporters in advance of President Trump’s visit. Ryan said the Congress will fund construction of the wall, which he also called a ‘fence’ he pegged the cost at $12 billion to $15 billion.
President Trump has threatened to cancel a meeting with the president of Mexico if Mexico won’t pay for the wall
Awaiting a ‘supplemental spending bill from the White House. Ryan wouldn’t answer whether the costs of the bill will be offset by other spending cuts, or whether the cost would be born by the debt. Read More