Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) isn't exactly optimistic about President Trump's plan to get Mexico to pay for the border wall.
When asked if Mexico would pay for it, he responded, "Uh, no."
He also said that he was in favor of border security, but, "There are probably some places along the border where [a wall] is probably not the best way to secure the border."
Here's a clip from the Thursday morning interview.
Trump has long insisted Mexico would pay for the wall.
But Mexicans so far haven't supported the idea. At a rally in Mexico City last month, thousands of protesters told Trump to "pay for your own wall."
In January, Trump's transition team reportedly signaled to Congress that they may ask Congress to pay for the wall and procure reimbursement from Mexico later.
Initial reports indicate the wall will cost $21.6 billion. Trump vowed to make that price go "WAY DOWN."
I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2017
...design or negotiations yet. When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2017
A physical barrier on the southern border is a necessity if our government wishes to meet its obligation...
Advocates for the wall, such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform, argue it is vital for border security. Illegal border crossings have fallen 40 percent in Trump's first full month in office.
However, a CBS poll found 79 percent of Americans don't think Mexico will pay for the wall.
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