Full Video: Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘This Week’ Interview on U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Funding, April 23, 2017

Here’s the full video of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News ‘This Week.’ He answered questions about the Trump administration plans to build the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border — in fulfillment of campaign promises — and the threats of Democrats in Congress to shut down the federal government rather than authorize a down payment funding. He also was asked about the deportation of DREAMers and more. The complete replay is below.






The video is above.

Attorney General Sessions said of the threats of Congressional Democrats, “I can’t imagine the Democrats would shut down the government over an objection to building a down payment on a wall that can end the lawlessness.” Continuing, he went on to speak of a “60 percent or so reduction” in illegal immigration since President Trump took office and went on to say, “March was the lowest illegal immigration month in 17 years.”

Asked about how Mexico will reimburse the U.S., Sessions said, “We’re going to get it paid for one way or the other. There are a lot of ways we can find money to help pay for this” He also said, “We don’t expect the Mexican government to appropriate money for it but there are ways that we can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue to pay for it. No doubt about it.”

For his part, President Trump weighed in on Twitter:

Later, in the interview, Sessions was asked about deportation of the DREAMERs, i.e. people brought to the country illegally as children by their parents, and he said, “Well, I think the president is honoring his promise to end the lawlessness at the border.”

Continuing, he said, “The first thing we need to do is to stop the additional flow of illegal people into our country. Many of these are involved in criminal enterprises, hauling drugs and that kind of thing. We need to end that.”

You can see the full transcript here.

The interview was broadcast originally on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

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Full Video: Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘This Week’ Interview on U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Funding, April 23, 2017

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