Sorry Donald Trump, Mexico Says it Will Not Pay for Wall on Northern Border
Eric Martin - Bloomberg Politics
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August 13, 2015
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration said there's no truth to U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's assertion that the nation would pay for a wall along the border between the countries.
"Of course it's false," Eduardo Sanchez, Pena Nieto spokesman, said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg. "It reflects an enormous ignorance for what Mexico represents, and also the irresponsibility of the candidate who's saying it."
Sanchez said the government hasn't taken Trump's statements on the campaign trail as serious proposals. The majority of Mexicans in the U.S. follow the nation's laws, and immigrants make up an important part of the American workforce, Sanchez said. Trump has said Mexico is sending rapists and criminals to the U.S.
On Tuesday, Trump again reiterated his assertion that Mexico would foot the bill for a wall sealing off its northern border with the United States.
"We're not paying for it," the billionaire said in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. "You know how easy that is? They'll probably just give us the money."
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