McConnell on Mexico Paying for Trump’s Wall: ‘Uh, No’

Marissa Armas
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill following a policy lunch on March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a surprising response on Thursday when he was asked whether Mexico would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall during an interview with Politico.

"Do you believe that Mexico will pay for it [the border wall]?," Politico Playbook's Jake Sherman asked. McConnell, R-Ky., flatly responded, "Uh, no."

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McConnell said he believes that there are certain areas along the border that don't need a border wall to secure the area.

The border wall, which is estimated will cost $21.6 billion dollars to build, has spurred a lot of controversy in the United States and Mexico.

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto has continually refuted Trump's claims that Mexico will pay for it, however Trump has refused to back off that claim.