Published: Mon, July 10, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

President Trump declares that Mexico should "absolutely" pay for border wall

President Trump declares that Mexico should

Trump met his Mexican counterpart for the first time today as the G20 Summit gets underway in Hamburg, Germany.

TOUGH-talking Donald Trump insisted he still wants Mexico to pay for a giant wall along America's border - as he sat next to the country's leader.

Despite Mexico's objections, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly predicted that construction on the border wall will begin by the end of the summer.

Pea Nieto was supposed to visit the USA after Trump took office in January.

Since his election, every once in a while, Trump still makes perfunctory remarks about building the wall, but he has bigger fish to fry, namely trying to get his execrable health plan passed and dealing with all the Russia-related scandals. After a meeting between the two leaders was canceled they ended the impasse with an hour-long telephone chat in which they agreed not to speak publicly about the wall. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, prototypes should be built by September. -Mexican border out of concrete and steel.

In recent months, Donald Trump's antagonism toward Mexico seems to have taken a backseat to his many other feuds-with Germany, Mika Brzezinski, and CNN, among others-not to mention the prospect of military conflict in North Korea.

The strong reaction from Pena Nieto signaled a remarkable souring of relations between Washington and one of its most important worldwide partners just days into the new administration.

As he kicked off his bid for the White House, Trump had derided Mexico as a source of rapists and murderers coming into the United States. Trump has repeatedly criticized the three-nation trade deal as a hindrance to American workers.

Peña Nieto also mentioned NAFTA saying, "I'm sure this is going to help us continue a great flowing dialogue that will allow for the negotiations of NAFTA".

"We'll see how it all turns out", he added.

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