President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday to begin paying for a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, a senior administration official told NBC News on Tuesday night, taking the first step toward fulfilling his marquee campaign promise.
The official said Trump still intends for Mexico to end up paying for the wall eventually.
The president signaled the move on Twitter on Tuesday night.
Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
Trump’s promise to build a wall and to “make Mexico pay for it” were keynotes of his presidential campaign. He said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Nov. 13, five days after he was elected, that he would accept building a fence instead of a wall “in certain areas.”
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