A reporter decided it would be a good idea to put President Donald Trump on the spot as he met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto by asking him if he still wanted our southern neighbor to pay for the wall.
But if they thought he’d back off of his long-held stance, they were incorrect.
It was the first meeting between the two North American presidents since they met during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, when President Trump insisted that Mexico would pay for a Southern border wall as a major part of his platform. A subsequent meeting between the two leader was cancelled when Nieto reportedly grew frustrated over talk of having to pay for the wall.
“We’re negotiating NAFTA and some other things with Mexico and we’ll see how it all turns out, but I think that we’ve made very good progress,” President Trump told reporters at the G20 summit.
But as the two men were ending the press conference a reporter asked President Trump asking if he still intended to have Mexico pay for the proposed wall, designed to keep illegal aliens out of the United States.
“Mr. President do you still want Mexico to pay for the wall,” the reporter shouted.
“Absolutely,” he replied.
Does he still want Mexico to pay for the wall? Hard to hear, but pool reports Trump answered, “absolutely.” pic.twitter.com/EqznN4TDjT
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 7, 2017
It was welcome news to his supporters.
— Ann Seeger (@aseeger3) July 7, 2017
Like a boss
— Deplorable Kyle (@KyleZim37583625) July 7, 2017
After what Trump has accomplished to this point, I’m convinced the Mexican President will take out his checkbook and pay up at that meeting.
— Danny Covfefe🍦🍦🐸 (@Daniel_Ohana) July 7, 2017
Trump & Mexico’s president met & a Mexican reporter asked them if Mexico was still going to pay for the wall. Trump said “absolutely”!
— COVFEFE WHITE GIRL (@CLK54321) July 7, 2017
Yes! Mexico will pay for the Wall!!! 🇺🇸😃❤️
— Raggedy Rose (@R3Thorns) July 7, 2017
TRUMP IS THE MAN!!!!!!
— Billie Schaeffer (@USAgaggy63) July 7, 2017
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