Vice President Mike Pence said during an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" Wednesday that Mexico will pay for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
During the interview, Pence heaped praise on the president’s address before a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening.
"One of the things people saw last night is that the candidate Donald Trump is the President Donald Trump, and he spoke about those priorities," Pence said. "We're going to build a wall. We're going to enforce the laws of this country."
Host George Stephanopoulos interjected that Trump didn't say Mexico would pay for the wall during his address. As a candidate, Trump frequently promised that Mexico would fund the wall's construction, although Mexican officials have repeatedly said that they will not pay.
"Well, they are," Pence replied.
Turning to the subject of immigration enforcement, the vice president said that the administration is focused on getting "the criminal aliens out of this country first,” adding, “It was last summer that the president said that with regard to those that are remaining that we’ll see.”
And I think what you saw last night was the president acting on the priorities that he ran on, and I think that’s the reason why this speech is being so well received is that people are seeing that the agenda that they voted for, the agenda that a majority of Americans believe is the right agenda for the country is exactly the agenda President Trump is advancing.
Pence praised Trump’s address, saying that he “laid out the agenda that he ran on.”
“What you heard the president talk about last night was a better future for America,” Pence stated.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 1, 2017
(H/T: The Hill)