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Texas Republican says Trump will build wall with missing taxpayer money

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Texas Congressman and Trump supporter Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox and Friends Friday morning to discuss whether President-elect Donald Trump can deliver on his promise of building a wall on the United States border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants.

Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy asked Gohmert if he thought Trump might have trouble convincing Congress to work with him on buildng the wall along the Mexican border.

"It will be awesome to have a president and a cabinet that will follow the law.  There's money out there,"  Gohmert responded.

He continued, "And another big bunch of money would be for all of the illegals we've been in-processing, we'll be able to spend that more on the wall than we are on in-processing.  But there's billions of dollars.  We couldn't find out where they are.  He can get started when he has a good homeland security secretary."

Doocy replied excitedly that Trump could potentially get started on the wall on day one if he hired an accountant who could find this missing money, to which Gohmert responded, "And actually we had appropriated money during the Bush administration that didn't get spent for the wall, so yeah it's gonna be great to have somebody that's actually following the law."

It is unclear if these appropriated funds were already used for other projects.

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Trump ran his 2016 presidential campaign on the promise that he would build a wall across the Mexican border, and that Mexico would pay for all of it.

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