US President Donald Trump has insisted that Mexico would eventually pay for his promised border wall, provoking a rebuke from his Mexican counterpart.
At a rally in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, Trump said, “In the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall.”
He criticized Mexico for doing “nothing to help us,” saying, “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, the caravan, all of this stuff.”
“They’re going to pay for the wall, and they’re going to enjoy it,” the president added.
Later on Tuesday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto fired back by saying that Mexico “will never” pay for Trump’s long-promised border wall.
President @realDonaldTrump: NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever.
Sincerely, Mexico (all of us).
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) May 30, 2018
Trump made quite a buzz…