Mexico will 'eventually' pay for border wall: Trump

| Updated: Apr 24, 2017 06:37 IST

New York [U.S.], Apr. 24 (ANI): With the Democrats and Republicans preparing for budget negotiations this week, President Donald Trump has expressed confidence that Mexico will 'eventually' pay for the border wall. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall.</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/856172056932700164">April 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Democrats don&#39;t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/856171332521820165">April 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Last week, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he believes President Donald Trump "will be insistent" that lawmakers include money for a US-Mexico border wall in a spending bill that they need to pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown. Trump had earlier in January decided that he will seek to pay for the wall on the southern border with Mexico by imposing a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico and as part of a larger comprehensive tax reform plan. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto had cancelled a planned meeting with Trump earlier this year after the U.S. President signed an executive order kicking off the process of building the border wall and vowed once again to force Mexico to pay for it. Putting up a wall along the US-Mexico border was part of Trump's campaign agendas, following which he issued an executive order in January for the beginning of construction. (ANI)

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