Politics 13-12-2018

Trump: Mexico is paying for the wall with the new NAFTA

US President Donald Trump said that Mexico is already paying for the border wall with the money that the US is saved by the new NAFTA.

"He often said, one way or another, Mexico is going to pay for the wall. This has never changed. Our new agreement with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is much better than the old, very expensive and anti-American NAFTA, that only for the money we save, Mexico is paying for the wall! ", Said Donald Trump on Thursday. through your Twitter account .

Trump made these statements despite the obstacles that have been found precisely to finance one of its major emblems in terms of security and immigration.

In the framework of the summit of Group 20 (G20) in Argentina , Donald Trump, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and former President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the new agreement . This replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

In turn, the current president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), has clarified that he has not discussed the controversial issue with Trump. "We have not touched on the subject, in any conversation" he added.

"In terms of respect and friendship, we address the issue of migration and the possibility of applying a joint program for the development and creation of jobs in Central America and in our country," said López Obrador about his dialogue with his US counterpart yesterday.

From the arrival to the White House, Trump charged against immigrants, especially those from Latin American countries, and allowed to close the 3,000 kilometers of border that separates the United States. of Mexico with a wall, which has a cost of more than 20 billion dollars.

In turn, Mexico has repeatedly rejected that it will not pay for the construction of the wall

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