President Trump: “Mexico Will Pay for the Wall”
Once again, US President Donald Trump reiterated Saturday that Mexico will pay for the wall on the southern US border, despite repeated scoffs and denials by Mexican officials.
“I believe that Mexico will pay for the wall,” President Trump told reporters at Camp David in Maryland, where he is meeting with Republican leaders. “I have a very good relationship with Mexico.
“As you know, we’re negotiating NAFTA,” he added. “We’ll see how that goes.
“But Mexico will pay. In some form, Mexico will pay for the wall.”
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has said that his country will not pay for a wall, saying in his annual address last January that Mexico “will not pay for any wall.”
President Trump has told Democrats that he will not sign any bill regarding protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without funding for The Wall being including in the legislation.
DACA, which allows people brought to the United States illegally as children to remain under certain conditions, ends on 6 March 2018.
In September, President Trump gave Congress 6 months to come up with a solution to protect as many as 800,000 people who are benefiting from the DACA program.
The President met with Senate Republicans on Thursday to discuss ways to fix DACA.
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