Luis Videgaray Caso, the Mexican Foreign Minister has stated publically that the US building Trump’s border wall is “a hostile act”. Whilst those on the Left are cheering him on and agreeing with him, others are left scratching their heads.
Mexico built a border wall on its southern boundary. Was this a “hostile” act against Guatemala? If they don’t believe that nations should have physical barriers, perhaps they’d like to take down their Guatemalan wall as a sign of good faith?
Hypocrisy Is rife within governments all over the world, but this is a major display.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
While at the time a spokesman for the Mexican foreign ministry had no comment on Trump’s tweet about wall payments, Caso has come out Tuesday with an aggressive statement about border wall construction.
Some estimates put the cost of the wall around $20 billion, and it’s part of Trump’s promise to decrease illegal immigration into the country pouring in from Mexico.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said he doesn’t believe that Mexico will pay for the wall in a lump sum transfer, but thinks the amount can be exacted from Mexico using trade tools.
“I don’t expect the Mexican government to appropriate money for it but there are ways that we can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue to pay for it, no doubt about it,” Sessions said on ABC’s “This Week” program Sunday.