Trump on Border: ‘We’re Going to Build a Wall,’ It ‘Will Go Up So Fast Your Head Will Spin’

By Michael W. Chapman and Eric Scheiner | November 15, 2016 | 9:33 AM EST

GOP President-elect Donald Trump.


( – Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and on his website, President-elect Donald Trump said his administration would build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to help control illegal immigrantion, a pledge that Trump reaffirmed in his Nov. 13 interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

In that interview, CBS’s Lesley Stahl asked Trump, “Are you really going to build a wall?”

Trump said, “Yes.”

Stahl then said, “They’re talking about a fence in the Republican Congress, would you accept a fence?

Trump said, “For certain areas, I would. But certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this. It’s called construction…. It could be some fencing.”

At a rally in early February 2016, Trump told the crowd, “We are going to have borders nice and strong. We are going to build a wall. You know that. Going to build the wall…. Mexico is going to pay for the wall. Right? It’s going to happen. Going to happen. They know it. I know it. We all know it.”

On Feb. 29, on Fox’s Hannity show, Trump said, “Well, look, we’re going to have a border. It’s going to be a real border, and we’re going to build a wall and it’s going to be a serious wall. Just remember that. And you remember I said it…. It's going to be a serious wall. It's going to be a real wall. It's not going to be a wall that they just climb up, and you know, you see what they do, over.”

On Aug. 23, CNN Newsroom ran a video clip of Trump saying, “We’re going to build a wall, folks. We’re going to build a wall. We’re going to build it. Don’t worry. We’re going to build a wall. That wall will go up so fast your head will spin.”

Also, on the Trump-Pence website, under “Immigration,” there is a “10 Point Plan to Put America First.”  The No. 1 item on the list says, “Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one. Mexico will pay for the wall.”

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
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