WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims on border, drugs, Mattis
WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019 — President Donald Trump is, at once, demanding billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury for a border wall and insisting the wall won’t really cost America anything.
As he’s done before, Trump argued Wednesday that Mexico is footing the bill thanks to a revised trade agreement. That’s not true.
If the wall is to be built, the money will need to come from Washington’s coffers and be approved by Congress.