Trump: Mexico will pay US back for ‘Great Wall’

President-elect Donald Trump appeared willing on Friday to concede that taxpayers may foot the initial bill for his proposed wall along the southern border, though he insisted Mexico would cover its cost in the end.

Reports emerged Thursday that Trump was working with House Republicans on a plan to fund the wall project through appropriations.

The president-elect has repeatedly pledged that Mexico would pay for the wall designed to keep its citizens from entering the U.S. illegally, but he tweeted early Friday morning that “for the sake of speed,” other funds might be used first.