President Trump sat down with ABC News to reveal his timetable on his plans for illegal immigration and the border wall.
In a snippet from the interview, which will air tonight, ABC’s David Muir asked Trump if American taxpayers will have to foot the bill for his new U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Trump replied, “Ultimately, it will come out of what’s happening with Mexico. We’ll be starting those negotiations relatively soon, and we will be, in a form, reimbursed by Mexico.”
“So, they’ll pay us back?” Muir clarified.
“Yes, absolutely. 100%,” Trump confirmed.
“So, the American taxpayer will pay for the wall first?” Muir asked.
“All it is is we’ll be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we make with Mexico,” Trump answered.
“When does construction begin?” Muir asked.
“As soon as we can,” Trump replied. “As soon as we can physically do it.”
“In months? Muir inquired.
“I would say in months, yeah,” Trump said. “Certainly planning to start immediately.”
The interview will air tonight from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern, and you can watch it on YouTube Live at the link below: