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Thursday, September 06, 2018

Mexico denies it will pay for border wall after Trump repeats claim

August 28, 2018

Mexico’s foreign minister denied Tuesday that his country would pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, after President Donald Trump once again told reporters it would happen.

Trump, speaking just a day after touting a new trade agreement with Mexico, told reporters following a meeting with Gianni Infantino, president of the international soccer governing body FIFA, that Mexico will “easily” pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“It will ultimately be paid for by Mexico,” Trump said.

Trump, who has taken a hard stance on immigration, has called for a border wall since early in his presidential campaign. He said Mexico would pay for it, which Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has denied.

“We just reached a trade understanding with the US, and the outlook for the relationship between our two countries is very positive. We will NEVER pay for a wall, however,” Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “That has been absolutely clear from the very beginning.”

Trump has asked Congress for $25 billion to be allocated to building a wall. Currently, the Senate is angling to give Trump $1.6 billion for the wall.

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