Trump falsely claims that the wall is being paid for by 'redemption money' from immigrants - 2020-02-10
"You do know who's paying for the wall, don't you?" said Trump. "Redemption from illegal aliens. The redemption money is paying for the wall."
The president was adamant during his 2016 campaign that he would force the Mexican government to pay for his border wall. He never quite explained how this would work, but seemed to vaguely have the idea that Mexico could somehow be compelled to use its trade surplus with the United States — which is simply the extra amount of money Mexican businesses charged U.S. businesses for goods and services than vice versa.