President Donald Trump said today that Mexico should “absolutely” pay for his proposed border wall as he sat down with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, their first meeting as leaders after Pena Nieto scrapped a sit-down in January over the issue.
As the two leaders began their meeting, a reporter asked Trump if he still wanted Mexico to pay for a wall stretching along the Mexican border to control the flow of illegal immigrants, a proposal that was one of Trump’s biggest applause lines during the presidential campaign. “Absolutely,” Trump said.
Mexico has said it has no intention of paying for the wall, and even Trump has talked less lately about getting the U.S.’s southern neighbor to chip in for a wall it opposes.
At the meeting, Trump is seeking a path forward on the North American Free Trade Agreement and drug-policy cooperation with Mexico …
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