President Donald Trump on Thursday said he plans to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico and Mexico will have to pay for it.
The president made the comments in an interview with The Hill, saying the border wall will have no effect on the amount of drugs that come into the U.S. The administration plans to spend $2.5 billion to pay to build the wall along nearly a mile of the southern U.K. border.
Trump, however, said Mexico won’t pay for the wall because he wants to keep the U,S.
and Mexico united.
“It’s not about money.
It’s about unity,” Trump said.
“And unity will be rewarded.”
He also said Mexico will pay for a border wall with “no strings attached” if Mexico doesn’t pay a portion of the $4.8 billion cost.
The U.N. secretary general on Thursday called the plan “unacceptable” and said it’s a violation of the U and U.NS commitments to the world body.
In a statement, U.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “Mexico is not going to pay any part of the cost of the border fence.
It is the right of all parties to negotiate in good faith and reach a mutually acceptable solution to the problem of illegal migration.”
Trump on Wednesday proposed building a wall on the U.-Mexico border.
But in the interview with the Hill, he said he would wait to make a decision until he gets more information on the plan.
Trump said he’ll meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Washington next week to see if they agree to build or not.
He said he wants Peña to be able to make his decision based on “the facts.”
Trump also said he will decide whether to send U.s. troops to the border by the end of the year.