Trump Never Said Mexico Would, You Know, Pay For the Wall With Money or Something

Donald Trump wants to make something clear about his wall:


But who cares, really? Maybe Mexico will pay for the wall, maybe Putin will pay for it. Or maybe Trump will crowdsource it. Maybe Warren Buffett will write a check. Or better yet, Carlos Slim. He’s Mexican, isn’t he?

Whatever. It’s just words.


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