President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied a report that he had urged aides to break a myriad of federal laws and told them he would pardon them if necessary to get his long-promised southern border wall built.
“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!” Trump tweeted.
The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that Trump has instructed aides to take extreme measures— including fast-tracking construction contracts and skirting environmental regulations— to make sure the wall is built in time for the 2020 election.
“Don’t worry, I’ll pardon you,” he has told aides in meetings about the wall, the paper reported. One aide told the paper that the president was joking about the pardons.
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