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Mexico Takes to Twitter to Slam Trump on Wall Funding Claims

  • Economy minister tweets Mexico will ‘never’ pay for the wall
  • Trump told WSJ that gains from Nafta deal could help fund wall
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Trump Says Border Wall Can Be Built in One Year

Mexico has long said it wouldn’t be paying for a border wall with the U.S. On Thursday, officials used some cheeky language on President Donald Trump’s favorite medium to reiterate their message.

Both Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and the country’s chief Nafta negotiator Kenneth Smith rebuked Trump’s suggestion that gains from a new trade deal may be used to pay for a border wall with Mexico. That would mean the U.S.’s southern neighbor would indirectly be paying for part of the wall, Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.