There’s a long history of Mexican officials declaring publicly that they won’t be paying for Donald Trump’s border wall.
In March of last year, Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto said Mexico will not pay for White House hopeful Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and likened his “strident tone” to the ascent of dictators like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
Former Mexican president Vincente Fox has gone on countless Twitter tirades against Trump’s border wall, most recently calling it a “racist monument.” Meanwhile, his country continues to deport more Central American illegal immigrants than the U.S. The racist!
Well, it looks like they’ll be paying for that wall after all. As Yes Im Right reported:
consider what Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary Luis Videgaray said this week. “(He) said Tuesday his country isn’t just willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants to start talks as soon as possible,” the Associated Press reported.
And here was the kicker: “He (also) said Mexico is willing to negotiate over Trump’s plan to build a border wall.”
Apparently predicting the future is not a liberal strong suit.
During a televised address last Wednesday, the same day Videgaray was tapped to serve as the foreign relations secretary, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto himself stressed the importance of negotiations.
“With the change of government in the United States on 20 January, the instructions for secretary Videgaray is (sic) to accelerate dialogue and contacts so that from the first day the bases for building a constructive work relationship can be established,” he said, as noted by The U.K. Guardian.
Moreover, according to Robert Costa, a reporter for The Washington Post, Trump and his team strongly believed that the selection of Videgaray as the foreign relations minister would serve greatly to their benefit vis-à-vis building the wall.
Given the hundreds of billions of dollars that illegal immigration from Mexico has cost the U.S. economy, them paying for the border is the least they can do.
And it’s going to be in their best interest to do so. More and more manufacturers are announcing plans to relocate from Mexico back to America – and the Peso is continuing the tank. In business terms – they lack the leverage needed to negotiate.
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