-I would say Mexico’s
going to pay for it. Obviously, I never said this
and I never meant they’re gonna write out a check. I will build a great, great wall and I will have Mexico pay
for that wall. -Yes!
-Mark my words. A lotta politicians have said,
“Oh, they’re not gonna pay”! They never read
The Art of the Deal. We lose. We have a trade imbalance
with Mexico. -Hold on a second.
-Excuse me, John. Of $50 billion. I said,
“You’re not gonna do it,” and everybody told me,
everybody. This is like the wall.
Believe me. We’re gonna build the wall.
Mexico’s gonna pay for it. They don’t get it. ‘Cause I’m a business guy.
That’s what I do. It’s going to be built
and it’s gonna be paid for by Canada, by the way. It’s gonna be paid for.
Maybe I’ll get Canada to pay. Gonna be paid for by Mexico. Their politicians are sharper
and shrewder than our politicians. You know, I went to
an Ivy League school. I was a good student.
Mexico, in some form, and there are many different
forms, will reimburse us. Whether it’s a tax
or whether it’s a payment. Probably less likely
that it’s a payment. There will be a payment. It will be in a form,
perhaps a complicated form. We’re working on a tax
reform bill that will reduce our trade deficits,
increase American exports, and will generate
revenue for Mexico that will pay for the wall,
if we decide to go that route. We’re thinking about building
the wall as a solar wall, so it creates energy
and pays for itself. What we save on that,
just with Mexico, will pay for the wall
many times over. I view that as absolutely,
Mexico is paying for the wall. And when I said Mexico will pay
for the wall, in front of thousands
and thousands of people, obviously,
they’re not gonna write a check. -They’re not gonna
write us a check, but. -They’ll pay.
They’ll pay. In one form or another. They may even write us a check.