Here’s why the new trade deal with Mexico likely won’t pay for a southern border wall, despite Trump’s claims – CNBC

President Donald Trump once assured enthusiastic crowds that Mexico would pay for the his proposed border wall — even outlining a “one-time payment” proposal as a candidate. Now he says that the wall would be funded “indirectly” through new revenue streams or savings created by a renegotiated trade deal.

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National Why a new trade deal with Mexico is unlikely to pay for a border wall – WCPO

Since he announced his intention to run for President in 2015, one of Donald Trump’s most consistent promises to his supporters has been to build a wall on the Mexican border. And not just that he would build the wall, but that Mexico would pay for it. Trump is so adamant about building the wall that, so far, he refuses to sign a bill that funds the government — unless it provides $5 billion in funding for the barrier on the southern border. The refusal and the opposition in Congress…

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Trump Thought It Would Only Take Three Days to Get Mexico to Pay for the Wall – The Daily Beast

Nearly three weeks into a federal shutdown that has stalled immigration courts, driven unpaid TSA workers to walk off the job, cancelled long-planned border inspections, and left America’s national parks overflowing with poop, President Donald Trump has so far refused to back down from his position that the government’s doors must remain closed until Congress appropriates funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But in the face of a breakdown of government services threatening America’s economy, security, and even food supply, a long-promised initial Trump plan for the border—to…

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Trump says he didn’t say Mexico would write US a check for border wall. But he did – PolitiFact

As his border wall fight with Democrats continues, President Donald Trump finds himself in the awkward position of having to explain what happened to the idea that Mexico would pay all the costs. Trump tried to dance out of the apparent contradiction on the White House lawn Jan. 10, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown. “When during the campaign I would say ‘Mexico is going to pay for it,’ obviously, I never said this, and I never meant they’re going to write out a check,” Trump told reporters.…

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Super Bowl guac may be off the table if gas shortage sidelines Mexican avocados – CNN

But it’s something that could have a major impact on the United States. Gas stations in at least six Mexican states and the country’s capital have been running dry for days. It’s provoked a major public outcry. And there’s some concern exports could be affected. The Reuters news agency reported this week that the gas shortage could get in the way of Super Bowl party plans if tens of thousands of tons of avocados expected to arrive in the coming weeks can’t make it north of the border. “Cue the…

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Pancho Villa, prostitutes and spies: The U.S.-Mexico border wall’s wild origins – The Washington Post

International Street, shown in 1929 with the border line staked out down the center, separates Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico. The U.S. Immigration and Customs station flies the American flag, right center, and the Mexican office is across the line, at left center. (AP) Michael E. Miller Local enterprise reporter covering immigration, poverty, inequality and crime January 10 at 6:05 PM On an August afternoon in 1918, a mysterious man approached the U.S.-Mexico border in the bustling town of Nogales. For decades, the boundary between the two countries had been…

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Trump claims he “never meant” Mexico would “write a check” to pay for the wall – CBS News

President Trump told reporters Thursday morning he never expected Mexico to make a direct payment to pay for a border wall, despite a memo from his campaign in 2016 outlining a plan to make Mexico do just that.  “When during the campaign I would say Mexico is going to pay for it, obviously I never said this and I never meant they were going to write out a check, I said they’re going to pay for it,” Mr. Trump said.  He claimed that increased revenues under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which…

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Trump says he ‘never meant Mexico would write a check’ for the wall – CNBC

President Donald Trump on Thursday admitted that Mexico would not directly pay for the construction of his proposed wall along the southern border. Instead, he claims the wall will be paid for by revenue gained from a new trade deal pending in Congress. <meta id=”speakablemeta3″ itemprop=”cssSelector” content=”#article_body > div > div.group > p:first-child”/>”During the campaign, I said Mexico would pay for it,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “They are paying for it with the incredible deal we made, the USMCA.” That deal, short for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, was…

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21 dead bodies found in north Mexico after gang clash – KTRK-TV

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexican authorities said Thursday that 21 bodies, some burned, have been found in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas in what appears to have been a clash between drug gangs.The bodies were found near the remains of seven burned-out vehicles near the border town of Miguel Aleman. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the killings Wednesday appear to have been part of a dispute between gangs. He said details would be released once all the information was gathered. A Tamaulipas state official who was not…

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Pancho Villa, prostitutes and spies: The U.S.-Mexico border wall’s wild origins – Washington Post

International Street, shown in 1929 with the border line staked out down the center, separates Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico. The U.S. Immigration and Customs station flies the American flag, right center, and the Mexican office is across the line, at left center. (AP) Michael E. Miller Local enterprise reporter covering immigration, poverty, inequality and crime January 10 at 7:21 AM On an August afternoon in 1918, a mysterious man approached the U.S.-Mexico border in the bustling town of Nogales. For decades, the boundary between the two countries had been…

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