Trump: Tax on Mexican imports could pay for the wall

White Home spokesman Sean Spicer stated Mr Trump has mentioned the concept with congressional leaders and desires to incorporate the measure in a complete tax reform bundle.

Mr Spicer spoke to reporters on Air Power One as Mr Trump flew again from a Republican retreat in Philadelphia.

He stated that taxing imports from Mexico would generate 10 billion (£7.9 billion) a yr and “simply pay for the wall”.

Mr Spicer stated discussions are persevering with with politicians to ensure the plan is “performed proper”.

However he stated it “clearly offers funding” for the wall.

Earlier at the moment Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto has stated he won’t attend a deliberate assembly along with his US counterpart Donald Trump.

This comes hours after Mr Trump tweeted that the January 31 assembly in Washington needs to be cancelled if Mexico won’t pay for his deliberate US-Mexican border wall.

Mr Pena Nieto’s message on Twitter ended days of uncertainty about what he would do.

Earlier, Mr Trump had tweeted that if Mexico is unwilling to pay for a wall alongside the US border, “then it will be higher to cancel the upcoming assembly”.

The developments come the day after the US president stated he’ll jump-start building of a the wall and minimize federal grants for immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities”, in addition to boosting the variety of border management brokers and immigration officers.


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