Trump 'Absolutely' Still Wants Mexico To Pay For A Wall

Lydia Fleming
July 10, 2017

Peña Nieto then thanked Trump "for this space of opportunity", reported Reforma newspaper.

President Donald Trump isn't backing down from his assertion that Mexico should pay for the border wall that he's pushing to build along the United States' southern border.

He replied with one word, "absolutely", when asked if he still planned to pursue that policy.

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A subsequent meeting between the two leader was cancelled when Nieto reportedly grew frustrated over talk of having to pay for the wall.

Erecting a Mexican-funded wall along the USA southern border to curb illegal immigration has been a priority and faltering promise for the current administration. "This is not a subject to bilateral",-he said adding that the meeting had been "respectful and cordial". The foreign minister said the leaders' conversation centered around the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between US, Mexico, and Canada.

The issue of the wall itself has been a wildly controversial topic in American and worldwide politics, but the most recent and significant concern has been regarding the funding of the wall, to which Trump has continuously insisted that Mexico will pay for the wall.

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The comments came after the two presidents had delivered statements. -Mexican border and have Mexico pay for construction. The two spoke on the phone instead, but agreed they would not speak publicly about the wall at the time.

Kelly, along with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, met with Pena Nieto to discuss approaches to transnational crime, regional security, and economic cooperation.

Trump looked to downplay the appearance of tension in their brief encounter on Friday, calling Pena Nieto a "friend".

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He added, "it appears designed only to intimidate voters and to indulge President Trump's fantasy that he won the popular vote". Indiana, home of Vice President Mike Pence, and MS , a state that voted heavily for the president, are among those states.

Trump's promise for a wall across the border has seen many iterations since he first introduced the concept and questions have arisen about how the project would be funded.

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