Letters to the Editor

Trump can pay for the wall

Perhaps my knowledge of government isn’t particularly nuanced, but I must admit to some confusion regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.

It was my understanding from the presidential campaign that Mexico was going to pay for the wall. So, why is Trump threatening to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t approve funding for it?

Maybe if his negotiation skills aren’t advanced enough to get Mexican President Pena Nieto to agree to a deal for Mexico to pay, the entire wall idea should be scrapped. Alternatively, Trump could offer to pay for it himself and avoid placing another $1 billion burden on American taxpayers.

Joe Gershtenson