This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington:
- Trump's Supreme Court pick is Neil Gorsuch
- Homeland Security secretary says countries on banned list "may not be taken off anytime soon"
- Acting attorney general fired by Trump
- Trump orders agencies to cut back on regulations
- White House clarifies how new immigration policy affects green-card holders
President-elect Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that Mexico would still pay for a newly constructed border wall — but not right away.
Trump told reporters that in order to expedite the construction of the wall, one of his signature campaign promises, the U.S. would initially pay for it.
In the meantime, he said, he would negotiate with Mexican officials over how "in some form," the country will reimburse the U.S., either through a tax or some sort of payment, neither of which he detailed. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has repeatedly vowed that his country will not pay for a wall.
"I want to get the wall started. I don't want to wait a year and a half," Trump said.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence was leading an interagency effort to plan for the wall's construction.
Trump said his dealings with Mexico have been "terrific," even as he said they had taken advantage of the U.S.