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We eliminate NAFTA and build the wall and the savings on eliminating all of those illegals from America's social spending programs combined with the tariffs on Mexican imports and return of many jobs to the US from Mexico will pay for that wall... Who presently benefits from that social spending and those jobs? Mexico does, obviously. The $100 Billion+ annual tax payer expense to feed, educate, incarcerate, and medically care for all of those illegal aliens is $100 Billion+ Mexico doesn't have to spend on their escapees and the $64 Billion annual US losses thanks to NAFTA are presently $64 Billion additional dollars into Mexico's economy.
originally posted by: Propagandalf
a reply to: Vector99
Note that they’re pretending that when he said “I never said”, the media mistakenly thought he was talking about “Make Mexico pay for the wall”, and not the actual statement he was referring to. The media’s base is getting duped.
In the memo, Trump said he would threaten to change a rule under the USA Patriot Act antiterrorism law to cut off a portion of the funds sent to Mexico through money transfers, commonly known as remittances. The threat would be withdrawn if Mexico made “a one-time payment of $5-10 billion” to pay for the border wall, he wrote.
“It’s an easy decision for Mexico,” Trump said in the memo, on campaign stationery emblazoned with “TRUMP Make America Great Again!”
originally posted by: rickymouse
Anyone with a brain knew that Mexico wasn't going to directly pay for the wall. I figured that Trump was going to make some sort of a tax on Mexican goods or something to pay for it. Actually the consumer pays that tax anyway, but it might negatively effect business competitive pricing so maybe more jobs would stay here in America because of it or the businesses there would reduce profit margins.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Willtell
Haha. Mexico's president sure thought he meant literally "pay for the wall". Everybody thought so.
Now he turns around and says he didn't mean what he says and his followers all immediately respond with "of course he never meant that..." I thought this thread would be funny but it's actually just painful to read.