Jan 15, 2018

Mexico Takes to Twitter to Slam Trump on Wall Funding Claims

By Rita Devlin and Nacha Cattan
January 11, 2018, 9:19 PM CST

Mexico has long said it wouldn’t be paying for a border wall with the U.S. On Thursday, officials used some cheeky language on President Donald Trump’s favorite medium to reiterate their message.

Both Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and the country’s chief Nafta negotiator Kenneth Smith rebuked Trump’s suggestion that gains from a new trade deal may be used to pay for a border wall with Mexico. That would mean the U.S.’s southern neighbor would indirectly be paying for part of the wall, Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

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