Mike Pence: Mexico will pay for border wall

Vice President Pence stressed in an interview early Wednesday that Mexico will pay for President TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE's proposed border wall.

"One of the things people saw last night is that the candidate Donald Trump is the President Donald Trump, and he spoke about those priorities," Pence said during an interview with "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos. "We're going to build a wall. We're going to enforce the laws of this country."

"[Trump] didn't say Mexico is going to pay for [the wall]," Stephanopoulos interjected.


"Well, they are," Pence said.

As a presidential candidate, Trump insisted that he would make Mexico pay for the massive wall. But the country's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has firmly rejected that notion, saying it was "against our dignity as Mexicans."

Trump signed an executive order last month authorizing construction of the wall, but that order does not cover the cost of the wall. 

Nevertheless, Pence insisted that Trump would ultimately keep his campaign promises, arguing that his agenda had the backing of the American people.

"The agenda that a majority of Americans believe is the right agenda for the country is exactly the agenda that President Trump is advancing," he said.