Mexico to Trump: We won’t pay for a border wall ‘under any circumstances’ – Donald Trump Sucks

Mexico to Trump: We won’t pay for a border wall ‘under any circumstances’ – Donald Trump Sucks


President Donald Trump declared at the rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22, that he is prepared to shut down the government if Congress does not include money to begin constructing the wall in a must-pass funding bill due by the end of September. | Rick Scuteri/AP

Spurred by President Donald Trump’s emphatic reiteration that it will eventually pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Mexican government said in a statement Sunday that it will not fund such a project “under any circumstances.”

“As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on US territory along the Mexican border,” the statement from Mexico’s foreign ministry read. “This statement is not part of a Mexican negotiating strategy, but rather a principle of national sovereignty and dignity.”

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Trump’s promise to construct a border wall has reentered the spotlight in recent days, with the president declaring at a rally in Phoenix last week that he is prepared to shut down the government if Congress does not include money to begin constructing the wall in a must-pass funding bill due by the end of September. He has argued that construction cannot wait for Mexico to accede to his long-held demand that it pay for the wall and that Congress should instead fund the wall on the assumption that the Mexican government will eventually pay the U.S. back.

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