MEXICO/WALL: "Once construction gets underway, Trump has said he will demand reimbursement from the Mexican government, even though Mexican officials have said they will refuse to cooperate.
Amid concerns American taxpayers would shoulder the burden, Trump promised Friday that he would force the U.S. neighbor to pony up the money. '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!' he tweeted. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox responded on Twitter, 'Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument. Another promise he can't keep.' "
– “Congress begins to search for funds to help Trump build border wall,” LA Times online, Jan 6, 2017, Noah Bierman , Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman, 1/6/2017