(Bob Bryan – Business Insider)
President Donald Trump told House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that Mexico would pay for his proposed wall along the border, but the president made a head-scratching claim about how that would happen.
According to sources with knowledge of private portions of Trump’s contentious meeting with the Democratic leaders, Trump insisted that Mexico would eventually pay for the wall. He said that would happen via the newly updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now named the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
One person familiar with the meeting told Business Insider that the president said the USMCA will bring so much money into the US that it would be almost as if Mexico paid for the wall. Click here to read more.
- Pelosi: Trump Thinks Mexico Will Pay for Wall (U.S. News & World Report)
- Trump Privately Brags to Dems That Mexico Will Still Pay for Border Wall (CNN)
- Fact-Checking Trump’s Rowdy Powwow With Pelosi and Schumer (Washington Post)
- Trump’s Amazing Evolution on How to Pay for His Border Wall (CNN)