President Trump insisted on Tuesday that he remained committed to his hotly disputed plan to build a wall along the Mexican border, despite backing off a demand that the project be funded in a short-term spending measure that must be passed to avoid a government shutdown. Wall ‘Will Get Built,’ Trump Insists that an impenetrable wall will ‘soon’ separate Mexico from the United States.
‘The wall’s going to get built, folks,’ Trump told White House pool reporters after he signed an executive order related to agriculture. ‘In case anybody has any question, the wall’s going to get built.’
“I don’t know what people are talking. I watch these shows, and the pundits in the morning. They don’t know what they’re talking about. The wall gets built, 100 percent,”
“We’re already preparing. We’re doing plans, we’re doing specifications, we’re doing a lot of work on the wall, and the wall is going to get built,” he added.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted that nothing had changed in the president’s priorities.
“No one said ‘delayed,’” Spicer said, when asked if the president was willing to delay wall funding.
The Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from ‘El Chapo’ to Fund Border Wall. Cruz’s proposal calls for the US government to seek $14billion from Guzman specifically, while also trying to get its hands on funds from other drug lords to cover the cost of building the wall and securing the border.
“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”
“The U.S. Government is currently seeking the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who was recently extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering,” Cruz stated.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 25, 2017
El Chapo was extradited to the US earlier this year and pleaded “not guilty” to a 17-count indictment charging him with manufacturing and distributing heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as money laundering.