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AP FACT CHECK: Trump goes wall to wall on the wall


January 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Never mind the chants, the roars, the repetition. President Donald Trump acknowledged this past week he didn't mean it when he told crowds over and over that Mexico would pay — actually pay — for the wall.

Mexico will pay "indirectly," he now says. To support that claim, he indulged in creative accounting over the course of days marked by a prime-time speech, a trip to the border and a barrage of tweets painting dire threats from the south.

He said the wall will "very quickly pay for itself" by reducing the U.S. drug problem, and pay for itself "many times over" by t...

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