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Mexico Gov.: Earmarked US Taxes Prove Mexico Won't Pay for Wall

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Graco Ramirez, governor of the Mexican state of Morelos, speaks during a news conference in Frbruary. (AP)

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Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 09:47 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The White House on Tuesday hit back at Mexico Gov. Graco Ramirez's claim that his country had won a “first victory” in its opposition to Donald Trump's proposed wall along the border.

At a press conference in Washington D.C., Ramirez, head of the National Conference of Governors of Mexico and governor of Morelos, pointed out that Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 included $2.6 billion in tax dollars to build the wall.

Trump has no way to “make Mexico pay for it,” explained Ramirez, who chairs the association representing the 31 federated states of Mexico as well as Mexico City (its capital). "He’s asking your citizens to pay for the wall," said Ramírez, "and that provided our first victory."

Responding to Ramirez's claim, White House Press Secretary Spicer told Newsmax “It’s a little early to be claiming victory. The president made it clear he’s going to use the current process to start construction of the wall and that there would be ways of which fulfillment of that pledge would come through.”

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.



 

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