Mexico’s foreign ministry said in a statement the country will not, “under any circumstances,” pay for Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
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President Trump insisted Monday that Mexico would indeed pay for his proposed barrier along the U.S.-Mexican border, a day after the country said in a strong statement that it would not.
“One way or another, Mexico is going to pay for the wall,” the president said during a press conference. “It may be through reimbursement, but one way or another, Mexico will pay for the wall.”
He later added that the initial funding may come from the United States, but that Mexico would “ultimately” pay for it.
Never mind that Mexico wants nothing to do with it.
“As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on U.S. territory along the Mexican border,” Mexico’s foreign ministry said in a statement released Sunday. “This statement is not part of a Mexican negotiating strategy, but rather a principle of national sovereignty and dignity.”
The Mexican statement followed tweets from the president the president on Sunday, which included the same ideas he emphasized during the press conference.
Mexico also addressed the president’s assertions about its crime rates, saying that it was a “shared problem.” The only way to end it was to address its causes: high demand for drugs in the United…
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