NEVER CHANGED

Trump Denies Reversing His Plan for the Wall

In his now-expected early-morning tweetstorm, President Trump said his idea for a wall across the southern border of the United States has “never changed or evolved from the first day.” He said, “Parts will be, of necessity, see through and it was never intended to be built in areas where there is natural protection such as mountains, wastelands or tough rivers or water.” Trump also maintained—despite all reports to the contrary—that Mexico will reimburse the U.S. government for the cost of the wall. Just hours before Trump’s tweet, The Washington Post reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Democrats that Trump’s campaign promises about the project were “uninformed.” During a conversation with members of the Hispanic Caucus this week, Kelly allegedly claimed that he had “tempered” Trump by educating him. Kelly told Fox News later on Wednesday that the president has “evolved in the way he looks at things.”