Trump: I Never Said Mexico is going to pay for the wall.

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CNN: “President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that his oft-made 2016 campaign promise that he would build a wall and Mexico would pay for it didn’t mean it would be a direct payment, despite outlining just that scenario during his campaign.

Said Trump, “When during the campaign, I would say ‘Mexico is going to pay for it,’ obviously, I never said this, and I never meant they’re gonna write out a check, I said they’re going to pay for it. They are,” 
“Trump now claims his renegotiated trade deal with Mexico and Canada would result in Mexico ‘indirectly’ paying for the wall.
But the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal has not yet been approved by Congress and even the perceived benefits of its passage would not amount to a Mexican — direct or indirect — payment of the border wall.”