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In A Meeting At G20 Trump Says Mexico Will “Absolutely” Pay For The Wall


Trump continues to insist that Mexico will be paying for the infamous “wall”, the border meant to target drug and criminal smuggling across the U.S. – Mexico border, in the bilateral meeting with Mexico’s President, Pena Nieto, at the G-20 Summit. 

US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto sat next to each other for their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20.

Pena Nieto spoke through an interpreter, to thank Trump for the meeting at which the two would discuss trade, migration, security and organized crime.

This statement about the wall came after both Presidents shared remarks, fairly non-adversarial and optimistic in nature, regarding the relationship between the two nations particularly in regards to trade and immigration – two hot topics throughout Trump’s campaign and the presidency.

President Trump referred to President Nieto as “my friend, the President of Mexico”, and said “And we’re negotiating NAFTA and some other things with Mexico, and we’ll see how it all turns out.  But I think we’ve made very good progress.”

President Nieto expressed similar sentiments, praising the “flowing dialogue” on issues like “the negotiation of NAFTA; to continue working in terms of cooperation, especially for security, for the security of both nations, especially in our borders; and, of course, also working on migration issues”.

The meeting seemed to be going smoothly until a reporter asked “Do you still want Mexico to pay for the wall?” to President Trump, to which he responded “Absolutely”.

The issue of the wall itself has been a wildly controversial topic in American and international politics, but the most recent and significant concern has been regarding the funding of the wall, to which Trump has continuously insisted that Mexico will pay for the wall. President Trump has also received skepticism from his own supporters regarding his lack of progress on the wall, as bids to build the wall are still currently under review.


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  • Trump really needs to stop pushing this wall! Renegotiate NAFTA? Great! But Mexico won’t be paying for the wall!

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Sayeh Yousefi

Sayeh Yousefi

Sayeh Yousefi is the Editor of Naked Opinion section of The Pavlovic Today. She is a Loran Scholar 2016, Yale Young Global Scholar 2015, and passionate human rights advocate. She's currently studying at the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto. Throughout her life, she's had the privilege of living in many different countries, including Iran, the UAE, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Exposure to such diversity, and witnessing injustices, whether it be on the news or in person, has fuelled her passion to help improve conditions for victims of human rights violations. Sayeh hopes to be able to encourage youth to become more involved in global affairs and become more engaged in issues of human rights and social justice. Sayeh believes this can best be done through the digital world of writing.


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