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Donald Trump repeats making Mexico pay for wall as he seeks funding

Trump also said both Mexico and Canada were being "very difficult" in talks to renegotiate the NAFTA

Margaret Talev | Bloomberg 

President Donald Trump on Sunday renewed his pledge to make Mexico pay for the construction of a border wall between the US and Mexico, days after threatening to trigger a government shutdown if congressional Republicans don't include funding as they tackle a spending bill due September 30. "With Mexico being one of the highest crime nations in the world, we must have THE WALL," Trump tweeted, adding that, "Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other." The president did not elaborate on how Mexico would cover the cost. The White House previously ...

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First Published: Mon, August 28 2017. 03:01 IST