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Donald Trump Moves Forward With Wall, Mexican President Enrique Pena Responds

Donald Trump Moves Forward With Wall, Mexican President Enrique Pena Responds

Donald Trump signed two executive orders for the construction of a wall on the Unites States-Mexico border.

The President confirmed in an interview with ABC News that U.S. taxpayers will pay for it, but said the country will be reimbursed by Mexico.

“All it is, is we’ll be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we make from Mexico,” Trump said. “I’m just telling you there will be a payment. It will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form. What I’m doing is good for the United States. It’s also going to be good for Mexico. We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico.”

As for when construction will begin, Trump said, “As soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it, I would say in months, yeah. I would say in months — certainly planning is starting immediately.”

Mexican President Enrique Peña later responded with a video on Twitter, saying (translated by CNN), “Mexico does not believe in walls. I’ve said time again; Mexico will not pay for any wall.

“Mexico offers its friendship to the people of the United States and expresses its wish to arrive at agreements with its government, deals that will be in favor of Mexico and the Mexicans,” he added.

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