During an interview with Sean Hannity, then-candidate Trump said that Mexico would pay for the wall through trade.
Even Media Matters released a clip backing up this story
For all the geniuses who are saying â€œum but @realDonaldTrump said Mexico would pay for the Wall!â€— The Columbia Bugle ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ (@ColumbiaBugle) January 11, 2019
Here is Trump in March of 2016 explaining that Mexico will pay for the Wall thru the money we save on trade negotiations.
Trump has been consistent on this. pic.twitter.com/LiHlilkwRq
Trump on how the wall will be paid for, 4/13/16: "[Mexico] may even write us a check." pic.twitter.com/G1DBrgNWwO— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 10, 2019
This video resurfaced after the MainstreamÂ media claimed that Trump was breaking a promise to the American people by shutting down the government to fund the wall.