Trump reiterates commitment to build Mexican border wall

| Updated: Apr 26, 2017 05:13 IST

New Delhi [India], April 25 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated his commitment to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border saying "don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL". "Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc," Trump tweeted. Asserting that building a wall on the Mexican border will stop drugs from pouring into the United States, Trump on Monday said that if it is not built then the drug situation will never be fixed the way it should be. "The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)! If the wall is not built, which it will be, the drug situation will NEVER be fixed the way it should be!" Trump tweeted. With the Democrats and Republicans preparing for budget negotiations this week, President Donald Trump has also expressed his confidence that Mexico will 'eventually' pay for the border wall. 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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