Posted March 29, 2019 12:16:33In the United States, the construction of the border wall has been a contentious issue for years.
Trump repeatedly criticized President Barack Obama for not paying enough attention to border construction and he made clear he was against the construction in a recent tweet.
Now, with Trump poised to take office, he is in an even stronger position to continue pushing the wall and to force Mexico to pay for it.
A $4 billion border wall would cost roughly $13 billion to build, and it will require massive infrastructure investments.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the Trump administration would need to spend $5 billion per year to secure the border, but Trump has said the wall could be funded by “a combination of taxes, fees and fees on border crossing,” according to Politico.
In his inauguration speech, Trump promised to put in place a “national security plan” to ensure the border is secure.
In a speech last month, he said that if Mexico does not pay for the wall, he would “immediately withdraw our invitation.”
In an interview with CNN last week, Trump reiterated his support for the construction, saying that Mexico should pay for what he called a “bailout.”
Trump added that the wall “would not cost $15 billion to put up, which is the price tag for building it.”
“It would be much cheaper to pay $3 billion a month for border security,” Trump said.
“We’re going to get it done.”