Here we go, folks!
It’s not even Day One for Donald Trump yet, but he is already moving and shaking Congress to get a fast start on what promises to be a year to Make America Great Again. First, Congress has made plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, which includes the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Next, Congress is reviewing funding availability for…you guessed it…THE WALL!
From Washington Post:
“I said Mexico is paying for the wall, with the full understanding that the country of Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such a wall, okay?” he said during an Oct. 22 speech in Gettysburg, Pa. “We’re going to have the wall. Mexico is going to pay for the wall.”
On Friday, Trump took to Twitter with the same assertion that somehow Mexico will eventually cover the costs of what he called “the Great Wall,” although Mexican officials strongly reject offering any funds. “The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!” Trump tweeted.
The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
This is shaping up to be an exhilarating 115th Congress! Let’s hope Donald Trump can continue to work closely with Speaker Ryan and Senate Leader McConnell to follow through on their promises to hard-working Americans.
Source: Washington Post