TV news clips of Donald Trump saying Mexico would/could pay for his Wall by cutting a muilti-billion-dollar check to the U.S. played repeatedly as POTUS performed Thursday’s photo-op on the southern border appear to have gotten under his skin.
“I often said during rallies, with little variation, that ‘Mexico will pay for the Wall.’ We have just signed a great new Trade Deal with Mexico. It is Billions of Dollars a year better than the very bad NAFTA deal which it replaces. The difference pays for Wall many times over!”
TV News operations trotted out those clips after Trump insisted, as he crossed the White House lawn headed for Texas, that he had never said Mexico would actually cut the U.S. a check for the Wall. As he delivered his lie, he blasted the reporters gathered on the White House lawn as “Fake News.”
In his morning tweeting, Trump also tossed out the idea of a citizen path to H-1B visa program employees. The U.S. H-1B is a visa that allows U.S. employers to hire overseas college-grad workers in such fields as IT, medicine, engineering. Amazon and Google reportedly were among the biggest beneficiaries of H-1B visas in 2017.
“H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship,” Trump tweeted. “We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.”