Donald J. Trump, the GOP presumptive candidate, said he will build a wall to protect the U.S./Mexico border. Not only that, but he’ll also have the Mexican government pay for it. A pretty bold statement to make when you consider that Mexico probably can’t afford to build a 2000-mile-long wall. Maybe Mexican drug lords will contribute, but we doubt it.
The President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that there is “no way” that Mexico will pay for a border wall. He went on to say that decisions made by the U. S. government do not mandate action to be taken in Mexico. Pena Nieto pointed out that the security of the United States is linked to the security of its neighboring countries. The Mexican President said that the U. S. and Mexico have already built a relationship of coordination, cooperation, and collaboration in the area of security. He told Zakaria that Mexico is already an active partner in the security of North America.
Young Conservatives reports:
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that there is “no way” Mexico will pay for Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s proposed border wall during an interview Sunday.
Trump has made his pledge to order the construction of a wall on the Southern border – a wall he says Mexico will pay for – a cornerstone of his campaign.
“There is no way to have Mexico pay the — a wall, but any decisions inside United States is a decision of its government,” Pena Nieto said, adding, “There is no way that Mexico can pay [for] a wall like that.”
Pena Nieto said “the security of the United States is linked with the security of its neighboring countries.”