FLASHBACK--Candidate Donald Trump: ‘Immediately, We’re Building a Wall’

By Craig Millward | September 14, 2017 | 1:32 PM EDT

Then-candidate Donald Trump at Oct. 26, 2015 town hall. (Screen Capture)

(CNSNews.com) -- As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump not only vowed to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, he also said he was going to do it “immediately."

“Number one, I’m building a wall. They’re not coming in anymore. Number two, immediately, we’re building a wall,” Trump told a townhall hosted by NBC’s Today on Oct. 26, 2015. 

Trump also said during the first Republican primary debate on Aug. 6, 2015, “We need to build a wall, and it has to be built quickly.” 

Trump had dinner on Wednesday night with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who afterwards issued a statement that they had made an agreement with Trump to enact legislation putting into law the “protections” of President Barack Obama’s DACA program for illegal aliens who came to United States when less than 16 years of age. They also said they had agreed with Trump to work out a border security bill that would not include the wall.

“We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,” Schumer and Pelosi said.

As Trump left the White House today on his way to Florida he said the border wall he promised in his campaign will “come later.”

“The wall will come later,” he said. “We’re right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new. We’re doing a lot of renovations, we’re building four different samples of the wall to see which one we’re going to choose, and the wall is going to be built, it will be funded a little bit later.”

 


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