Ex-budget chief: Risky to pay for wall with border tax

A former Congressional Budget Office director is warning President Trump of the risks of using a border-adjustment tax to pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The fact that Congress has not passed tax reform in decades poses a problem for the plan, Douglas Holtz-Eakin told The Hill.

"Congress is going to pay for [the wall] with tax reform. We haven't done tax reform in 30 years, so it's a little bit of a risk there,” said Holtz-Eakin, the president of American Action Forum.


“You've got to make sure you get tax reform done so that you can ultimately pay this bill.”

Watch the video above to hear Holtz-Eakin's primer on paying for the border wall.