What happened to Mexico paying for the border wall?

Posted August 30, 2017

Maybe the plan here is to crash the USA economy so badly that Mexico builds its own wall to keep fleeing Americans out. "So why is he now threatening a government shutdown if Congress won't pay for it?" a reporter asked Sanders.

The president did not elaborate on how Mexico would cover the cost. The tweet spurred a spike in investor concern that Congress and the White House may not act in time.

Mexico's Foreign Ministry issued a news release that didn't leave any question about the country's response.

"This determination is not part of a Mexican negotiating strategy, but a principle of national sovereignty and dignity", it said.

'With regard to violence generated in Mexico by the illicit drugs, arms and money trafficking between our countries, the Mexican Government reiterates that it is a shared problem that will only end if its root causes are addressed: high demand for drugs in the United States and supply from Mexico'. "Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other", Trump wrote.

U.S. lawmakers return from their summer recess on September 5 needing to come up with a deal to fund the government and raise the federal debt ceiling. In the long term, though, it's unlikely to make a difference.

"As we work with the Mexicans and other policies and trade policies and such, we'll determine ways for us to make that right".

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"As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on USA territory along the Mexican border". But he implored him to stop saying so publicly, according to transcripts of the January 27 call obtained by The Washington Post.

Seemingly from the moment Trump made his guarantee that the Mexican government would foot the bill for lavish expenditure, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has pushed back, vehemently pledging that would never happen.

Later, he expressed his growing frustrations with both Mexico and Canada over the North American Free Trade Agreement.

'We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada.Both being very hard, may have to terminate?' Trump tweeted Sunday morning.

In a statement, the ministry also emphasized that the violence generated by drug trafficking is a shared problem between Mexico and the US, which creates the demand for drugs.

He made the vow during a rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday.