BREAKING : Trump Rejects Increased Border Wall Expense, Says Cost will Come “WAY DOWN!”

Thursday a new DHS report was released which indicated that the “Trump Wall” could cost as much as $21.6 billion and may not be finished until 2020.

However, Trump says the report is untrue and costs will come “way down.”

And since Trump is always right and the KING of “building,” we believe him!

From Daily Mail

The report’s estimated price-tag is much higher than a $12 billion figure cited by Trump in his campaign and estimates as high as $15bn from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The report is expected to be presented to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in coming days, although the administration will not necessarily take actions it recommends.

The plan laid out what it would take to seal the border in three phases of construction of fences and walls covering just over 1,250 miles by the end of 2020.

The report is the work of a group commissioned by Kelly as a final step before moving forward with requesting U.S. taxpayer funds from Congress and getting started on construction.

Trump has said Congress should fund the wall up-front, but that Mexico will reimburse U.S. taxpayers. Mexico has said it will not pay.

The report accounted for the time and cost of acquiring private land, one reason for its steep price increase compared to estimates from Trump and members of Congress.

Bernstein Research, an investment research group that tracks material costs, has said that uncertainties around the project could drive its cost up to as much as $25 billion.

A source familiar with the plans said DHS may have to go to court to seek eminent domain in order to acquire some of the private land needed to cover the final and most ambitious phase.

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