Our newly inaugurated president is intent on keeping his campaign promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” along our southern border and have Mexico pay for it. At an estimated cost of $12 to $15 billion, the wall will be over 994 miles long. About 621 miles of fences or other barriers already exist. Intended to deter rapists, drug dealers, and illegal immigrants, the wall of contention has developed into a trade war with Mexico.
During his first week in office, President Trump triggered a fight with Mexico via Twitter. If Mexico wasn’t willing to foot the bill for the border wall, the Mexican president should cancel his scheduled visit to Washington.
“The US has a $60 billion dollar deficit with Mexico,” President Trump tweeted. “It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers of jobs and companies lost.” Continue reading