Trump has instructed aides to accelerate the process of building the wall, forcing them to rush into billion-dollar construction contracts, blow up past environmental regulations and "take the land" needed by a renowned domain, The Post reports Tuesday.
"Don't worry, I'll pardon you," Trump told officials at White House meetings on the wall when aides raised some of those orders would be illegal, according to the Post. An unnamed White House official told the paper that the president was just kidding when making such pardon statements.
"Donald Trump has vowed to secure our border with sound, rational immigration policies to make US communities safer, and that's happening everywhere the wall is built," White House Deputy Secretary Hogan Gidley told the Post "in Tuesday.
Guide Lay dismissed internal criticism of Trump as "simply more fiction than people who hate the fact that the status quo that has been mutilating this country for decades is finally changing as President Trump moves faster than anyone in history." to build the wall, secure the border, and accept the very immigration policy voted for by the American people. "
Trump also directs the Army Corps and the Department of Homeland Security to paint the steel barriers on the wall in black, The Post citing internal communications it has reviewed.