United States President Donald Trump had his very first meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto since taking office, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Trump had a meeting scheduled with President Nieto in the early months of his presidency, but due to disagreements over Trump’s border wall, it was cancelled.
In the past, Trump has made it his mission to have everyone believe that the funds for his proposed border wall along the southern border would be coming from Mexico. Apparently, Trump still carries this mindset, despite the fact that the Mexican President has stated on multiple occasions that there is no way Mexico will be paying for the wall.
During Trump’s meeting with Nieto a reporter asked Trump if he still expects Mexico to foot the bill for the wall. Trump responded, “Absolutely.” Shouted questions from reporters followed Trump’s response to the question about the wall, so it is not clear if Pena Nieto responded to Trump’s comment, or if he just let it slide.
Trump also said that he considers the President of Mexico a “friend.” All Nieto had to say on Trump was that he hopes to continue a “flowing dialogue.”
President Trump says he "absolutely" wants Mexico to pay for U.S.-Mexico border wall while sitting alongside Mexican President Peña Nieto. pic.twitter.com/AYO6kt80zh
— ABC News (@ABC) July 7, 2017
Users on Twitter did not hesitate to put their two cents into the president’s comment regarding the wall at the summit.
Yeah well I want Trump impeached tomorrow but that ain't gonna happen either…
— DPACE (@DMPACE1) July 7, 2017
I want to see Trump say that shit in Mexico City, Mexico in front of thousands of Mexicans! It would be interesting, if he has the balls.
— The Unknown Entity (@the_evil_entity) July 7, 2017
And President Nieto says he "absolutely" won't pay for it. No new news here.
— susan vogel (@susiemv) July 7, 2017
— Juliette Vanel (@VanelJuliette) July 7, 2017
It doesn't matter what he wants. Melania can spend his money but he can't spend Mexico's.
— ♥ (@JamieMBlanchard) July 7, 2017
build a wall around Trump, no food, no water for about 11 days and America will be better than ever. #getridoftheproblem
— yesenia puente (@LifeConsciousMe) July 7, 2017
— jg (@GayJessegirl) July 7, 2017
In other words no wall will be built😂😂
— Mapule Maake (@MapuleMaake2) July 7, 2017
"wants" is very different to "gets". Ask any 5 year-old who isn't spoiled as much as Trump obviously was.
— Mosh (@Mosh) July 7, 2017
Trump is an embarrassment of epic proportions! The only people who'll end up paying for the stupid wall will be the American people. Sad.
— Erick W. (@EDub_Rage) July 7, 2017
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