In Mexico, Trump defends building wall along border

Trump’s visit to Mexico, at the invitation of President Nieto, aroused controversy, considering his lack of popularity in that country. 

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday firmly defended the right of the United States to build a massive wall along its southern border, although he did not say anything about forcing Mexico to pay for it.

“We did discuss the wall. We didn’t discuss payment of the wall,” Trump told reporters..

Trump, who apparently is strongly disliked by Mexicans for referring to their country as a source of rapists and criminals, attended a closed-door meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto at the Mexican leader’s official residence.

“We did discuss the wall. We didn’t discuss payment of the wall,” Trump told reporters.

The GOP nominee seems to be strongly disliked by Mexicans for referring to their country as a source of rapists and criminals.

“We don’t like him. We don’t want him. We reject his visit,” former President Vicente Fox told CNN.

Nieto, however, described their conversation as “open and constructive,” despite disagreements on trade and immigration.

The visit took place just hours before Trump was scheduled to deliver a speech in Arizona about illegal immigration.

Last week, in an interview on Fox News, he seemed to soften his stand to some extent, saying he would deport “the bad guys” in a humane way. He also referred to what he described as a positive meeting with the Hispanic community, saying he enjoys a good relationship with many among them.

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The American people are going to see more clearly that there’s one candidate in this race who’s prepared to take the steps necessary to end the flood of illegal immigration,” Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, said Wednesday on CNN.

Furthermore, he told CBS, “there will be no path to legalization, no path to citizenship. People will need to leave the country to be able to obtain legal status or obtain citizenship.”

By: World Israel News Staff
With files from AP

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