President-elect Trump recently announced that he will ask Congress to pay for the wall. When he was running for president, he stated that Mexico will pay for the wall. He has received a lot of backlash for this. Trump defended himself on Twitter. He stated that congress will pay for the wall in order to get it built faster.
Chris Collins is a house representative from New York. He stated that taxpayers will be paying for the wall. However, he also believes that Donald Trump will be able to make a deal with congress. He also stated that Donald Trump plans to play his cards right. Mexico is dependent on United States consumers. That is why he believes that Donald Trump will be able to make a deal with Mexico.
Luke Messer is a representative from Indiana. He stated that the wall will cost a lot of money. However, he believes that it will be a worthwhile investment. He considers it to be a priority. Luke stated that it will cost around $10 billion to build the wall. Additionally, he stated that the Democrats may have to shut down the government if they want to stop the wall from being built.
Steve Scalise is a representative from Louisiana. He did not say whether Congress will pay for the wall. However, he stated that Congress wants to give President-elect Trump all of the tools that he needs to get the wall built.