Trump still calling for Mexico to pay for border wall

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Donald Trump has fashioned his Presidential campaign around bold statements and promises. None have gotten more press or created more polarization than his plan to build a wall on the United States/Mexico border. The plan is exceptional in two ways: first, the notion of building that big of a wall between the two countries. Trump estimated it would cost $8 billion, while one expert told the Washington Post it would actually cost closer to $25 billion. On top of that, Trump claims he will make Mexico pick up the hefty price tag.

So just how does Trump expect to get the Mexican government to pick up the bill? His plan would be to cut off money transfers from the United States into Mexico. There is an estimated $24 billion worth of funds sent in this manner every year, mostly going back to families in Mexico from those working in the United States. Once Mexico paid for the wall, Trump would allow the transfers to continue. In a memo, he explained “It’s an easy decision for Mexico. Make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year.”

The response to this plan from Mexican officials has not been supportive to say the least. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said, “There is no scenario (where Mexico would pay for a wall. I have to say that I regret (the plan), and of course, I can't agree with this American politician's position."

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