Mexico Wall: Trump Condemned Over Imports Tax Proposal
Mexico has condemned a U.S suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall.
According to the BBC, Foreign Minister, Luis Videgaray, says such tax would make Mexican imports more expensive for U.S consumers and they would end up paying for the wall.
The Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, cancelled a visit to the U.S amid the row of who would pay for the barrier.
In a message to the nation, Nieto had “lamented” plans to construct the barrier, adding that “Mexico doesn’t believe in walls”.
The planned wall was one of Mr Trump’s key election campaign pledges.
Earlier this week, the president signed an executive order to create a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S-Mexico border.
Media As ‘Opposition Party’
Meanwhile, in another development, Trump’s Chief strategist has described the U.S mainstream media as “the opposition party”, saying it should “keep its mouth shut”.
Stephen Bannon also told the New York Times that news organisations had been “humiliated” by their failure to anticipate Mr Trump’s election victory.
Media outlets have clashed with the White House, over the number of people that attended Mr trump’s inauguration.
They have also questioned his claim about millions of illegal votes being cast during the election.
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