This is one campaign promise he cannot back away from, no matter how much it costs. Not that he intends to.
From the Examiner:
President Trump on Wednesday dismissed skeptics who think the wall with Mexico will not be built, saying that to the contrary, it is already being “designed.”
Speaking at a gathering of police chiefs in Washington, Trump dismissed skeptics who question whether a wall will actually go up.
“The wall is getting designed right now,” Trump said. “A lot of people say, ‘Oh oh Trump is only kidding.’ I wasn’t kidding. I don’t kid, I don’t kid. I watch this and they say I was kidding. I don’t kid about things like that, I’ll tell you. We will have a wall. It will be a great will and it will be a big help.”
The president also unleashed an impassioned defense of his executive actions on immigration, claiming that the text of his controversial ban was “written beautifully.”