Mexican president says 'of course' we won't pay for Trump's wall


By Matt Hoffman, Buzz60

Mexico continues to insist that it will not pay for the building of a wall along its border with the United States, despite President-elect Donald Trump's claims to the contrary.

In a speech before a gathering of diplomats, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto said, "It is evident that we have differences with the new United States government on some issues, such as a wall that Mexico absolutely will not pay for."

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Nieto sent a similar message via Twitter after meeting with Trump in August.

The Mexican President also said at the gathering that quote "At no time will we accept anything that goes against our dignity as a country and our dignity as Mexicans."

Trump still says the money for the wall will come from Mexico, though he is backing off from the idea of a payment. At his first press conference since the general election Trump said:

"Mexico, in some form, and there are many different forms, will reimburse us, and they will reimburse us for the cost of the wall. That will happen. Whether it's a tax or whether it's a payment, probably less likely that it's a payment, but it will happen."

The President-elect also said he wants to get started building the wall right now and doesn't want to wait a year in a half to do it.

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