House Republicans on Tuesday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s proposal to build cute homes in the United States.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he had not spoken to Trump and the White House about the plan, which the White Court says would cost taxpayers $400 million.
“We’ve been in touch with the White and have not seen any information on the plan,” Ryan told reporters.
Trump’s new plan would build houses in America’s most expensive and politically sensitive areas, including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and the Washington suburbs.
The White House says the cost of construction would be about $400 billion.
But Trump has said the cost is much less than $400 per square foot.
The plan calls for the construction of an 830-foot-long, 2,500-square-foot house.
Trump has promised to build the homes on land owned by the United Negro College Fund, which has donated $100 million to Trump.
Ryan said the White Bankers Association, which represents banks and investment firms in the U.S., had been “working with” the White Palace Foundation to build a $500 million home in Chicago.
Trump did not say Wednesday that he had met with White Palace officials about building the home, but Ryan said in a statement that he “would be thrilled” if the bank were to do so.
“If I could get them to do it, I’d be thrilled to do that,” Ryan said.
The building of cute homes would be a new milestone for Ryan and his Republican colleagues, who have been vocal critics of Trump since he took office in January.
Trump, who has repeatedly criticized Ryan, said during a speech last month that Ryan should “get the hell out of my country.”
Ryan has also criticized Trump’s executive order on transgender students and the president’s proposed budget for the Department of Education, which would slash funding for some schools and schools with large numbers of transgender students.
Trump is also considering eliminating a rule that requires banks to hold a minimum of $250,000 in customer deposits.