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Trump Demands Money For Border Wall Or He Won’t Visit Mexico

President Trump declared Thursday that he will not make next week’s scheduled trip to Mexico because the country’s president refuses to fund construction of a border wall, Newsmax reported.

The issue is a key component of Trump’s plan to reduce illegal immigration. During last year’s race for the White House, he repeatedly promised voters that he would build the wall and “make Mexico pay for it.” However, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto continues to reject the demand.

In a pair of tweets Thursday morning, Trump wrote: “The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”

The previous day, the president issued an executive order directing government officials to “plan, design and construct a physical wall along the southern border” and determine how to finance it. “A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump said. “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”

Nieto wasted little time in reacting to the new president’s comments. “I regret and condemn the decision of the United States to continue construction of a wall that, for years, has divided us instead of uniting us,” he commented. “I have said it time and again: Mexico will not pay for any wall.”

Source: Newsmax
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