Trump evades question over whether he’d go to war with Mexico over border wall
Trump’s comments came after Woodward pressed the billionaire businessman on how he plans to force #Mexico to pay for the proposed wall on U.S.’ southern border.
“First of all, Mexico is not going to build it, we’re going to build it,” Trump said. “The reason they’re going to pay and the way they’ll pay is this: we have a trade deficit now with Mexico of $58 billion a year and the wall is going to cost $10 billion a year.”
Trump’s comment about the proposed border wall has created a backlash from Mexico and promises from the country’s officials that they will not shell out any money for the wall.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke out earlier this week for the first time against Donald Trump, saying that the Republican front runner’s rhetoric is damaging the relationship between the United States and Mexico.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump evaded a question from veteran journalist Bob Woodward on Wednesday morning about whether or not he would go to war with Mexico if United States’ southern neighbor failed to pay for his proposed border wall.
Trump’s comments came after Bob Woodward pressed the billionaire businessman on how he plans to force Mexico to pay for the proposed on the U.S.’s southern border.