Mexico’s president said on Sunday there is no way his country will pay to build the border wall being touted by Donald Trump…although he did say he would work with Trump if God forbid, he becomes president.
Appearing on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”, Enrique Peña Nieto said, “I believe that any of the candidates, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Trump, I’m sure that both of them would like to build good conditions and better wellness for their people. So my position is very clear. We are very respectful to whomever is elected. We want to build a positive and constructive relation among Mexico and to whomever becomes president of United States.”
A cornerstone of Trump’s platform in the presidential race is a pledge to build a wall between the US and Mexico – and to make the Mexicans pay for it. Nieto, reiterating comments he made last March, said there “is no way that Mexico can pay a wall like that.”
Asked about Trump’s claims that Mexico is sending criminals, rapists, drug dealers — to the U.S., Nieto denied it. “That is not true. I categorically — categorically deny it,” he said.
“What is true is that both governments are working together, have a close coordination in order to battle these kind of guys. I mean, there are drug leaders which have a place to work, Mexico and United States. And both governments are giving the battle to them,” the Mexican president added.