Trump seeks Mexican import tax to pay for border wall



    Trump seeks Mexican import tax to pay for border wall

    Jan.27, NY: President Donald Trump will seek a tax on goods imported from Mexico and use the revenue to build a border wall, the White House spokesman has said.

    The plan was announced just after the Mexican president cancelled a visit to Washington, amid a row sparked by the question of who will pay for the wall.

    But soon after revealing it, the White House said that was only one option.

    Mr Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to create a wall on the US southern border with Mexico.

    Making Mexico foot the bill - which Republicans say could be $12-15bn - was one of his key election campaign pledges.

    But President Enrique Pena Nieto has always insisted that will not happen and on Thursday he pulled out of next week's White House meeting.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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