By Steve Neavling
President Trump pledged to issue pardons to his aides if they violate the law to quickly build his long-promised border wall before the 2020 presidential election, The Washington Post reports.
“Don’t worry, I’ll pardon you,” Trump reportedly told officials when discussing the wall.
Trump’s wall is far behind schedule, and a source told the Post that the president emphasized that “people expected him to build a wall, and it had to be done by the election.”
Trump responded by calling the report “another totally Fake story in the Amazon Washington Post.”
“This was made up by the Washington Post only in order to demean and disparage – FAKE NEWS!” Trump tweeted.
Another totally Fake story in the Amazon Washington Post (lobbyist) which states that if my Aides broke the law to build the Wall (which is going up rapidly), I would give them a Pardon. This was made up by the Washington Post only in order to demean and disparage – FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019
Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said Trump plans to fulfill his promise to protect Americans with new border barriers.
“Donald Trump promised to secure our border with sane, rational immigration policies to make American communities safer, and that’s happening everywhere the wall is being built,” Gidley said.