Donald Trump’s price tag for U.S.-Mexico wall: $8 billion

by David Sherfinski  |  published on February 9, 2016

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday his wall along the United States’ southern border would cost $8 billion, putting a price tag on what has become one of his most frequently touted proposals during the real estate mogul’s 2016 White House run.

“The wall is probably $8 billion, which is a tiny fraction of the money that we lose with Mexico,” Mr. Trump said on MSNBC. “We lose a tremendous amount on trade deficits.”

“So it’s $8 billion, and what we’re doing is we have 2,000 miles, right? 2,000 miles,” he said. “It’s long, but it’s not 13,000 miles like they have in China. And of the 2,000, we don’t need 2,000 — we need a thousand because of natural barriers, etcetera, etcetera, and I’m taking a price per square foot and a price per square mile, and it’s a very simple calculation.”

He added that there would be “big, beautiful doors” to allow people to come into the country, and reiterated that Mexico would pay for the wall.

Felipe Calderon, the former president of Mexico, told CNBC recently the Mexican people wouldn’t pay a single cent for such a “stupid wall.”

  • Richard Schwartz

    Congress already allocated 1.5 billion so deduct. Why didn’t the media inform us? Hey Felipe baby when industry begins to return things may change.

  • kathy diamond

    STUPID WALL ??? I loved Trumps reply, ” NOW THE WALL JUST GOT TALLER” Gotta love this man

  • Dodie1990

    Still cheaper than giving 12 million illegals lifetime welfare and free medical plus all the other benefits of the “Obama Free Ride” Build it asap.

    • Richard Schwartz

      Buy at twice the price !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gene the machine

    HEY THAT IS JUST OVOMITS SPEND MONEY!

  • rebapiper

    ALL THOSE TRADERS THAT TOOK THEIR COMPANIES TO MEXICO AND THING THIER GOING TO GET A FREE PASS TO DELIVER THEIR UNSAFE AND GERM INVESTED PRODUCTS HERE AND NOT PAY THE PRICE, GUESS AGAIN. TAX THEM AND TAX THEM GOOD. OR SEND THE GARBAGE BACK. THOSE COMPANIES USING SUGAR NEED TO GO TO RUBIO AND THE RATS AND SUE THEM FOR PRICE CONTROLLING AND MANIPULATING THE STOCK MKT. FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL WEALTH WHILE STICKING IT TO US. MAKE RUBIO AND THE DEMS PAY US BACK,
    MAKE RUBIO AND THE DEMS PAY FOR THE FL. EVERGLADES CLEAN UP.

  • peeweetanner@yahoo.com

    COMPLETELY CLOSE THE BOARDER ON BOTH SIDES CLOSE ALL TIES TO COUNTRY AND STOP ALL TRADE SOMEONE WILL WAKE UP

  • Bernie Lounds

    If you cut of Mexico from receiving any trade from the U.S. they will gladly pay for the wall.Pull all American companies out of there or tax them so heavily they leave on their own.Then we will see a change in Mexican attitude.We have always been to easy on them bastards anyways.

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