Surprise, surprise. Despite making it the cornerstone of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump doesn’t actually care whether or not the U.S. builds a southern border wall, or who might pay for it. The president admitted as much during a January 27 call with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. Transcripts of the conversation published Thursday by the Washington Post offer proof that Trump has long been aware the Mexican government will not fund the border wall project, despite his endless assurances to the contrary. In the call, he pleads with the Mexican president to play along with his ruse.