Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump talked about building a wall on the southern border of the U.S., and even went as far as saying that Mexico would pay for it.
Well, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto says no way! In a video released a video on social media Wednesday (Jan. 25), he stated that his country “will not pay for any wall.”
“Mexico does not believe in walls. I’ve said time again; Mexico will not pay for any wall,” President Peña Nieto said in a video posted on Twitter… and in Spanish.
Un mensaje para todos los mexicanos: pic.twitter.com/EFcNh7fQtm
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 26, 2017
Despite the bold statement, Peña Nieto has a trip planned to meet with President Trump in the U.S. next week.
In closing, Peña Nieto said he is hopeful he and Trump can come to agreements that will not only benefit U.S., but Mexico and its citizens as well. “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 said.
This statement came hours after President Trump signed two executive orders to begin construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, as promised, while boosting border patrol forces and increasing the number of immigration enforcement officers who carry out deportations.