• Read Mexico’s Attempt at a Trump Take-Down

    Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump has often spoken about building a “true” wall along the U.S./Mexico border in order to keep out drug cartel members and criminal aliens when he is elected president and has stated Mexico will pay for its construction.

    The Mexican government has heard Trump’s message and has delivered their answer: “Pay for your own wall.”

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration said there’s no truth to U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s assertion that the nation would pay for the wall along the border between the countries.

    “Of course it’s false,” said Eduardo Sanchez, President Pena Nieto’s current spokesman. “It reflects an enormous ignorance for what Mexico represents, and also the irresponsibility of the candidate who’s saying it.”

    Sanchez called  Trump ignorant Sanchez and says the Mexican government has not taken Trumps statements on the campaign trail as serious proposals.

    Trump claims Mexico is sending rapists and criminals to the U.S.

    The majority of Mexicans in the U.S. follow the nation’s laws and immigrants make up an important part of the American workforce, Sanchez contends.

    “His comments reflect an enormous lack of knowledge of the reality in the U.S.” Sanchez said.

    Trump has repeatedly assured voters that the Mexican government will subsidize the wall throughout the course of his presidential campaign and reiterated his promise again on Tuesday.

    “We’re not paying for it,” the billionaire told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “You know how easy that is? They’ll probably just give us the money.”

    “I watch politicians come on: ‘can you imagine, Sean, he’s saying Mexico’s going to pay? They’ll never pay.’ And I’m saying, that’s like a hundred percent,” Trump told Hannity. “That’s not like 98 percent. Sean, it’s a hundred percent they’re [going to] pay. And if they don’t pay, we’ll charge ‘em a little tariff. It’ll be paid. But we need the wall.”

    President Pena Nieto is currently vilified by a large chunk of the Mexican population and many of the independent news outlets. Some of these outlets have demanded that Pena Nieto’s resign because of the lack of the rampant cartel violence in Mexico, the widespread allegations of corruption and the lack of security conditions for a free press in Mexico.

    The cartel violence is so treacherous in Mexico that the U.S. Department of State constantly updates a Travel Warning for American tourists. The warnings have resulted from raging gun battles between cartel armies and the Mexican military, kidnappings, murders, and multiple other crimes, particularly along border areas.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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