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A petition at the White House site:

We the people ask the federal government to Take or explain a position on an issue or policy:
Make Trump Pay For the Wall, and Have Mexico Reimburse Him Personally.
Created by A.C. on January 06, 2017

Donald Trump recently told reporters that Mexico would reimburse American taxpayers for the cost of building and maintaining his proposed border wall “later.” This course of action would be in direct contradiction to his campaign promise that Mexico would pay to build a southern border wall at no cost to American citizens.
Instead of placing the economic burden on American families (estimated at $25 Billion, without including yearly maintenance costs), we ask that Donald Trump use his vast economic resources to finance the construction of the wall, and arrange for Mexico to pay him back directly.

This would avoid placing an undue economic burden on the American taxpayer, while maintaining one of his key campaign promises.

Budget & Taxes, Homeland Security & Defense, Immigration
Needs 96,107 signatures by February 5, 2017 to get a response from the White House
3,893 signed

The first mistake anyone made was in believing any of his campaign promises.

It’s speculation on my part, but the probability that the coming occupation of the White House will continue this petition process approaches zero. That’s sad, because it’s an easily accessible and harmless way for people to vent. And troll.

The coming occupant of the White House and his minions are quite sensitive to trolling. There are other and more effective ways to do so.