One visit to Mexico later, Donald Trump has remained firm on his promise to build a wall – and have Mexico pay for it. Donald Trump told reporters following his speech with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto that they only hadn’t discussed payment of the wall (which I’m sure just got ten feet taller).
Mexico’s President Tweeted out the day after the visit that there was no way Mexico would be paying for the wall, but that all depends on how much pressure Trump can put on Mexico. On his campaign website he’s promised to ban remittances from the U.S. to Mexico, which benefits our neighbor south of the (future) border to the tune of $24 billion a year. Since we also suffer a trade deficit with Mexico, he also plans on putting economic pressure there, as less trade with Mexico would harm them more than it would harm us.
With the cost of a border wall being estimated at between $15-30 billion, Mexico would in fact be better off paying for a wall, as the amount they’d lose in remittances would be far greater over the years.
And now, Trump has another idea to have Mexico share at least part of the cost of the wall, and it would help Mexico’s crime problem too. As Liberty Writers News reports:
Donald Trump is going to consider seizing assets from Mexican drug cartels to pay for Trump’s Border Wall.
Here is what Lifezette said, “To fund construction of a new U.S. border wall, Donald Trump and senior advisers are considering various ideas, including the use of assets seized from drug cartels and others in the illicit drug trade.”
Trump is going to take their assets. The liberal news is so confounded by this statement, but the Drug cartels in Mexico make a lot of money off selling drugs to citizens in the United States. It is so sad.
The Mexican drug war was has resulted in 120,000 deaths and 27,000 missing individuals since it began in 2006. Clearly Mexico would benefit immensely from a compromise that both strengthens our border but weaker the cartels. If they’re to refuse such a mutually beneficial deal, it’ll show what the true intentions of Mexico are. Would they really rather have the cartels keep all their power so long as they can still send their citizens illegally into our country? Time will tell.