Published: Fri, December 14, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with "WallCoin"

Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with

Trump, who has previously pointed to worldwide terror incidents and used other fear tactics to bolster his position on increased border security, is now fighting with Democrats for more funding. "We need to have the wall. Let's fund the government", Sen.

Earlier Thursday, Trump as part of his latest tweetstorm - he also went after former lawyer Michael Cohen and ex-national security adviser Mike Flynn for cooperating with the feds Russian Federation probe - Trump repeated his claim that Mexico would pay for the wall, but with a twist.

Rep. Davidson told NPR's Steve Inskeep that the donations could come from anyone and be gathered in a number of ways."You could do it with this sort of, like, crowdfunding site", Davidson explained.

Pelosi said she's open to a revised trade agreement but said Trump's suggestion that the economic benefits of it would be used to pay for the wall is "opportunity cost for our country if it were so, but it is not". If you voted before there was a 4th choice, please do so again.

During an interview with NPR's Morning Edition on December 12, Rep. Warren Davidson said that he had offered what he referred to as a "modest proposal" in the form of his "Buy a Brick, Build a Wall Act".

But Trump is claiming that this new trade deal, even though the outcome is uncertain, would somehow pay for the wall, an assertion that has stumped many budget experts. Since becoming president, though, Trump has sought US taxpayer money to fund the wall's construction and threatened to shut down parts of the USA government if lawmakers do not acquiesce.

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Mario Tama via Getty Images A man in a"USA jacket waits with migrants at the El Chaparral border crossing to hear names called out on Nov. 28

In a Twitter post early on Thursday, Trump wrote that he had found a way to meet that promise.

"He said, 'That's news! They are not coming from Mexican taxpayers".

"The American people are still paying the price", Pelosi continued. Both Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado and his predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, have vehemently refused to do so.

Schumer insisted that border security is possible without a wall and that experts say a wall would be wasteful - implying, with a straight face, that the Democratic leadership can get exercised over the expenditure of government money.

President Donald Trump has repeated the campaign rallying cry that Mexico will pay for a border wall along the U.S. -Mexico border since at least 2015. What money is he talking about that's going to go pay for the wall?

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