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Trump insists Mexico will fund wall

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his attorney general insisted Sunday that Mexico would fund a proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Trump repeated his campaign pledge of building a wall on Sunday, a project estimated to cost tens of billions of dollars.

"Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall," he tweeted.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions also told ABC News on Sunday that "we're going to get paid for it one way or the other" and suggested federal tax credits sent by mistake to "mostly Mexicans" could cover the cost.

Despite maintaining that Mexico will pay, Trump also blamed opposition Democrats on Sunday for blocking U.S. funding to start construction of the wall project.

"The Democrats don't want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members," Trump tweeted.

U.S. government funding expires this coming Friday, with the government currently being funded by a continuing resolution passed in December 2016.

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