Trump flip-flops on “the wall” with Mexico: American taxpayers will now pay for it

In a speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania today, Donald Trump announced a blockbuster flip-flop in his signature policy of building a wall between the US and Mexico.

Up until today, Trump had always said that Mexico would pay for the wall.

Yet today, Trump revealed that American taxpayers are now paying for the multi-billion-dollar wall, and that, allegedly, Mexico will “reimburse” us for the cost. And no explanation from Trump as to why Mexico would do any such thing.

To see the video clip of Trump saying this, click the image below.

This raises the question of why the flip-flop, and why now? Trump didn’t need to qualify today, 17 days before the election, that we’re actually going to pay for the wall ourselves, and then hope that Mexico maybe-kinda-sorta pays us back. So why did he issue that clarification today, and now?

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