President Trump Threatens Mexican President Nieto and Calls Chelsea Manning 'Ungrateful TRAITOR' on Twitter
US President Donald Trump says that if Mexico won’t pay for the wall between the two countries aimed at curbing the flow of illegal migrants into America, “it would be better” to scrap the planned meeting with Mexico's leader.
He went on to label Chelsea Manning as an 'Ungrateful traitor'.
The US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) told MSNBC that the Congress is ready to fund the construction of the wall. He also noted that “there are a lot of different ways of getting Mexico to contribute to doing this.” As of now, the forecast cost of the project ranges between $8 billion to $14 billion, Ryan said.
House and Senate Republicans are moving ahead with allocating between $12 billion and $15 billion to build the wall, Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) told reporters on Thursday. Asked if they were concerned about US-Mexican relations, Ryan responded, “I think we’ll be fine.”
If constructed, the envisioned wall would be 2,000 miles (3,200km) long.