Trump ‘Absolutely’ Still Wants Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

(Breitbart) During a meeting at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump told reporters that he “absolutely” still wants Mexico to pay for a wall along the U.S. border.

Trump 'Absolute' Still Wants Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

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Members of the press were briefly allowed in the meeting where an AP reporter asked Trump, “Mr. Trump, do you still want Mexico to pay for the wall?”

Trump responded, “Absolutely.”

The comments came after the two presidents had delivered statements. Trump said that, at the time of the Friday meeting, it had been a “successful day.” He stated, “We’re negotiating NAFTA and some other things with Mexico, and we’ll see how it all turns out, but I think we’ve made very good progress.”

Nieto, through a translator, spoke of continuing a “very flowing dialogue that will allow us, of course, for the negotiation of NAFTA.” He then spoke of cooperating for the security of both nations, especially their borders. “And, of course, also working on migration issues, which is a task that both of our nations are occupied,” Nieto continued. He added that both nations have a responsibility when it comes to “organized crime issues.”

Building a wall along the U.S. southern border and getting Mexico to pay for it was a signature promise of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

In April, during a trip to the U.S. border with Mexico, Sessions vowed a “new era” when it comes to those crossing the border illegally. He laid out a plan to detain all adults caught crossing the border illegally and adding 125 immigration judges to handle the extensive immigration case backlog.

Under the Trump administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called on prosecutors to work on deporting first-time illegal border crossers…

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  • Ronda O’Bryant

    So do I!

  • Ron C

    No illegal alien’s should be rewarded for crossing the border illegally…period! send them back, screw the liberal judges.

  • Dead Toad

    Tariffs tariffs tariffs would be the easiest way. But I want that wall whether or not Mexico pays for it. I’m willing to pay to have my name put on that wall. A little 12 x 12 space with my name so all illegal immigrants will know who told them to go home. I’d pay $150 for that nameplate and I’ll buy 10 of them along the wall. I know a lot of people who would pay the same to have their name put on that wall. This might not pay for the entire wall but it will help.

    • eastsidetrader

      ten million people who volunteer like you and the wall is built

  • panchoVilladeltren

    It is hard to find a DUMDER, more BRAIN DEAD, Hitler oriented Immigrant than Donald Trump.
    While I am all for border security, I am for security from all illegals, including most of Trump’s kin, who either crossed over smuggled in a cabbage laden barge, or sneaked in through the southern border, while fleeing justice for their war crimes.
    And while brain dead Donald enlightens his ‘LOW information followers’ with his lies, the wall was started in 2010, or earlier, and was almost finished by the time Kraut boy started his lies.. Only in some sections of Arizona does it need finishing, along with some portions in the Big Bend area of Texas, which is pretty much a natural border. At that time, Trump was still rolling in the hay with Putin. But it does appeal to those idiots that know very little, and suck it up when Trump patronesses them.
    Now, why would any country want to pay for an already built wall in this country , just because a mentally deficient Buffoon tries to bully them, when , with the amount of Germans crossing the southern border, idiot boy might want to ask his real country, Germany to help pay ? But he know what she will tell him, as she spits on him.

    • Frederick Douglass

      Such a nice display of the left’s mindless hatred.

  • will

    The wall will be finished and we will save billions upon billions. Wait till mexico has to support the 20% – thats fact 20% of their population that has drained our system. They paid under 2 billion in tax and drained 150 billion. That 150 billion does not include the cost of incarceration of 60,000 of their worst examples of human trash FACTS look it up

  • Flyby

    Tariffs on Mexican made goods until the US has a 50 FT. electrified wall.

  • davegrille

    Mexico paying is a rhetorical device.

  • Gregg Parker

    All they need to do is start a “Go Fund Me” page… we’ll have all the money we would ever need and then we can sue Mexico in a class action lawsuit 🙂

  • John

    Could tax wire transfers to Mexico, additional tax on goods that cross into US, fines on businesses who hire illegals, plus whatever tax money we redirect from sanctuary cities, would all go toward the wall. Heck a telethon would raise some. Take a page out of NASCAR and get sponsors , any made in America pro US company would be welcomed.

  • Louie Rey

    I doubt that Mexico’s president is going to whip out his checkbook and pay for “The Wall” but I’m sure that as a businessman, manipulating economic maneuvers, that President Trump will be able to extract the funds in some manner from Mexico. Trade embargoes or tariffs or whatever but I’m pretty sure there are ways to get it done. Let’s face it, Mexico needs us more than we need them.

  • Louie Rey

    Get in line!

  • Ron C

    Agreed…and why isn’t law enforcement doing its job…??? at all levels…that still isn’t a reason to put them on welfare!