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Trump Says, Again, Mexico Will Pay for His Border Wall. See the Mexican President’s Response.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto responded very quickly to President Trump's repeated claim that Mexico will pay for a border wall with the U.S.

By NTK Staff | 05.30.2018 @9:15am
Trump Says, Again, Mexico Will Pay for His Border Wall. See the Mexican President’s Response.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto quickly responded on Tuesday night to President Trump’s repeated pledge that Mexico will “pay” for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Trump told rally-goers in Tennessee that Mexico will “pay for the wall” and, in a new twist for the American president, claimed Mexico is “going to enjoy it.”

The Washington Post reported:

“In the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall,” Trump said. “I’m telling you. I don’t want to cause any problem, but in the end Mexico is going to pay for the wall.”

Trump implied that Mexico is making concessions in the ongoing negotiations over continuation of the North American Free Trade Agreement but gave no details.

“They’re going to pay for the wall and they’re going to enjoy it,” Trump said.

Since he first made his pledge about Mexico and the wall on the presidential campaign trail, Trump has shifted his explanation for how Mexico will pay. First it was direct payments to the U.S., then it was effective payments through punitive trade or immigration measures enacted by the U.S. In February, Trump requested up to $23 billion from Congress for his border wall.

Mexican President Peña Nieto, though, was in no mood to negotiate over the border wall, according to a tweet he sent in the minutes after Trump’s comments.

The standoff may have an impact on renegotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which are ongoing.

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