President Donald Trump doubled down at a Tennessee rally Tuesday on his campaign pledge to force the government of Mexico to pay for a wall along the U.S. southern border.
“I don’t want to cause a problem. I don’t want to cause it. But, in the end, in the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall. I’m just telling you that,” Trump told his roaring audience. “I don’t want to cause any problems. But, in the end, Mexico is paying for the wall. They make all of this money and they do absolutely nothing to stop people from going through Mexico from Honduras and all these other countries.”
Trump has railed against the Mexican government for its lack of assistance to the U.S. in quelling illegal immigration and in its trade relationship. “They are going to pay for the wall and they are going to enjoy it. Okay? They are going to enjoy it. They do nothing for us.”