First: The Drama.
During the campaign, Trump said:
"I will build a great wall -- and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me --and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
After Trump won the election, he said:
"I don't feel like waiting a year or year and a half. We're going to start building. Mexico in some form and there are many different forms, will reimburse us and they will reimburse us for the cost of the wall. That will happen. Whether it's a tax or whether it's a payment,"
And then former Mexican President Vicente Fox tweeted:
“Neither today, nor tomorrow nor never Mexico will pay for that stupid wall. If Trump wants a monument to his ego, let him pay for it!!”
Now, (7 months in office) Trump is threatening to shut down the government (yes, the US government) if Congress does not provide money to build the wall.
“If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” I'm building the wall even 'if we have to close down our government' Covfefe!
Second: The Comedy