Does he still want Mexico to pay for the wall? Hard to hear, but pool reports Trump answered, “absolutely.” pic.twitter.com/EqznN4TDjT
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 7, 2017
In a roundabout manner, President Trump told Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto that his country will inevitably pay for a wall on the southern border of the United States.
Trump met his Mexican counterpart for the first time today as the G20 Summit gets underway in Hamburg, Germany. After Trump delivered some brief remarks, reporters shouted questions to him about whether Mexico is still going to pay for the wall.
According to multiple reporters and a variety of news outlets, Trump’s answer was “absolutely.”
— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) July 7, 2017
Trump gets asked during meeting with Mexican President Pena Nieto if he still wants Mexico to pay for the wall. He answers, “Absolutely.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 7, 2017
Trump meets with president of Mexico at G20. Reporter asks: “Do you still expect Mexico to pay for the wall?” Trump replied “Absolutely.” pic.twitter.com/QT5rp5X2Tm
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 7, 2017
Trump’s promise about the wall’s payment has been previously established as a diplomatic complication with Mexico. Trump was supposed to meet Pena Nieto shortly after he was sworn into office, but the two leaders got in a spat about the wall, and the Mexican president ended up aborting the meeting.
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