President Donald Trump announced the construction of a southern border wall would begin in months, and the planning for the barrier will begin at once.
In his first one-on-one television interview since being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, President Donald Trump told ABC News anchor David Muir that Mexico would be paying for the proposed border wall and that negotiations between the two nations would begin “relatively soon.”
When asked about the start of construction, Trump said it would happen in “months.”
“As soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it,” he said. “I would say in months, yeah. I would say in months — certainly planning is starting immediately.”
In the hours after the ABC News interview took place, Trump issued two executive orders, one of which is about the commission of the border wall. The order calls for the secretary of homeland security to “take all appropriate steps to immediately plan, design, and construct a physical wall along the southern border.”
So let’s recap: the president announced the plans for the wall, infuriated the media, and made millions of leftists’ heads explode in one simple interview? #Winning.
My immediate reaction to the news is below the fold.