In an interview with ABC News earlier this week, President Donald Trump reiterated his plan for Mexico to pay for a border wall, adding that negotiations would begin “relatively soon.”
Trump said the U.S. would initially pay for the wall but would be reimbursed by Mexico.
“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,” the president said.
On Fox News’ “America’s News HQ” Wednesday, former Trump economic adviser Steve Moore explained just how Trump could make Mexico pay for the wall.
Moore said one possibility would be the creation of an import tariff with a provision stating that the funds would pay for the wall.
While this wouldn’t be Moore’s preferred way of getting Mexico to cover the costs, he added that Trump could do this unilaterally, without congressional approval.
Take a look at Moore’s explanations below:
On Wednesday President Trump met with members of the Department of Homeland Security, where he said, “A nation without borders is not a nation. Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”
Trump said border security was in a “crisis” and issued an executive order in which he reportedly instructed DHS to build or repair walls on the border.
Watch his address below:
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has repeatedly claimed that Mexico would not pay for a wall, but the brilliant thing about Trump’s options is that there wouldn’t be much Peña Nieto could do about them.
It looks like Trump is working hard to make good on his word, and that’s something to smile about.
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