Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along our southern border earned him the support of millions of Republican voters — and the hatred of Republican elites.

At a recent campaign event, Trump was questioned by talk show host Sean Hannity about his proposals on immigration.

How the crowd reacted to Trump’s answer sums up this Republican race.

Breitbart News reported on Trump’s remarks that set the crowd off:

“You know, the politicians say, ‘They’ll never pay’,” Trump said. “A hundred percent … They’ll pay, they’ll pay — in one form or another. They may even write us a check by the time they see what happens.”

Trump even offered a timetable for the completion of the wall when asked by Hannity, predicting around two years from its start date.

“Well, I would say it will be complete two years from the time we start,” he said. “We’ll start quickly, we’ll start quickly. And it will be a real wall. It will be a real wall.”

You can watch the video here:

Trump has been questioned about how he will make Mexico pay for the wall.

When pressed on specifics, the Trump campaign finally released a detailed proposal.

Funds for the wall would come from what are known as “remittances,” meaning money illegal immigrants earn in the United States and send back to Mexico.

The Washington Post reports on the details of Trump’s proposal:

In the memo, Trump said he would threaten to change a rule under the USA Patriot Act anti-terrorism law to cut off a portion of the funds sent to Mexico through money transfers, commonly known as remittances. The threat would be withdrawn if Mexico made “a one-time payment of $5-10 billion” to pay for the border wall, he wrote.

“It’s an easy decision for Mexico,” Trump said in the memo, on campaign stationery emblazoned with “TRUMP: Make America Great Again!”

After the wall was funded, Trump wrote, transfer payments could continue “to flow into their country year after year.” He gave the memo to The Post in response to a written question provided to him before an interview last week.

The Post reports that nearly $25 billion per year is sent from illegal immigrants in the United States back to Mexico.

Republican and media elites were appalled by this proposal.

But judging by the reaction of Republican crowds, it doesn’t look like Donald Trump will be giving up his frontrunner status anytime soon.