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Trump: Wall Will Be Built Under Budget and In Less Than One Year

The president insisted that any immigration deal must include funding for his signature project.

By NTK Staff | 01.09.2018 @5:10pm

President Trump seemed offended at suggestions that his proposed border wall would cost more than $18 billion at a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform, assuring the group that he would construct the barrier under budget and in less than one year.

Asked by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) if he still demanded funding for the wall in return for enshrining DACA into law, the president responded in affirmative.

“I can build it for less [than $18 billion],” he said when Hirono brought up the cost. Trump compared the construction costs to weapons procurement overruns that plague the defense budget.

“I like to go under-budget, ahead of schedule,” the president added, saying he could construct the wall in under a year.

His business experience would help him get the project done, Trump said to the group.

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