Mexico Sends Warning About Southern Border Wall To Donald Trump
Mexico is warning Donald Trump there will be a trade war if he builds a wall along the border between the two countries.
During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump made a promise to his supporters, if elected president he will erect a big beautiful wall along the southern U.S. border to keep bad guys or “bad ombres” out.
Finding a solution to keep Mexicans out of this country was one the first pledges made by Trump.
As soon as he descended the escalator at the Trump Tower with wife, Melania, by his side, he stated that Mexico was sending over drug dealers and rapists to America.
Mr. Trump also believes that illegal immigrants and terrorists are crossing the southern border to come and commit crimes in America.
Days after taking the oath of office, Trump announced that he had already spoken to contractors to start the construction of the wall.
To the question, how will Trump pay for his Mexico wall that could balloon to $21.6 billion? The 45th U.S. president claimed that the American taxpayers would handle the cost and he will find a way for Mexico to reimburse.
The New York billionaire said at the Conservative Political Action Congress (CPAC) in Maryland on Friday: “We’re building the wall. In fact it’s going to start very soon. Way ahead of schedule. It’s way, way, way ahead of schedule.”
On Saturday, Mexico answered Trump and told him to slow down his horses. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray warned Mr. Trump if he moves ahead with the wall, Mexico will harshly tax products imported from the United States which would rattle the economy.
Videgaray said: “If Mexico is faced with this project that has become a reality, and no longer a mere rhetorical threat… the Mexican government will have to answer.”
He added: “The answer is probably not to impose a general tax on all imports from the United States because it would penalize the Mexican consumer… but to proceed selectively.”
The battle over the wall has put the two countries at odds with the Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto being so frustrated with Mr. Trump that he canceled a meeting at the White House.