Trump Orders Wall To Be Built On Border With Mexico

By Ikenga Chronicles January 25, 2017

Trump Orders Wall To Be Built On Border With Mexico

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order for a wall to be built along the southern US border with Mexico.

Recall that building a 2,000-mile barrier along the Mexican border was one of Trump’s key pledges during his election campaign.

“We’ve been talking about this right from the beginning,” he said as he signed the order during a ceremony at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump told ABC News that he would recoup costs of the wall – for which the US Congress would need to approve funding.

“We’re going to be starting those negotiations relatively soon. And we will be – in a form – reimbursed by Mexico,” Trump said.

“I’m just telling you that there will be a payment. It will be in a form – perhaps a complicated form.”

“It’s also going to be good for Mexico” he added.

Trump has previously estimated that the wall would cost $8bn (£6.4bn), but critics have suggested it could be nearly double that sum.