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Trump Says He Just Got Mexico To Pay for the Border Wall Through USMCA Deal

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President Donald Trump announced that Mexico is going to indirectly pay for the border wall by saving the United States money through the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

It became obvious early on in Trump’s presidency that Mexico was unwilling to build the wall or fund the building of the wall.

Mexico remains stubborn even after thousands of immigrants from Central America passed through their country hoping to enter the United States through whatever means necessary.

Still, Trump looked for other ways to get Mexico to fund the wall indirectly.

“I often stated, ‘One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.’ This has never changed,” Trump said on Twitter Thursday morning.

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Trump argued that the recently signed United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement will pay for the wall by saving the country money.

“Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!” Trump said.

Do you think Trump's trade agreement will cover the costs?

While we don’t know yet how the trade deal will actually impact economic growth and tax revenue, Trump seems confident that it will be a better deal than North American Free Trade Agreement.

“The terrible NAFTA will soon be gone. The USMCA will be fantastic for all!” Trump wrote on Twitter after the deal was finalized late last month.

Regardless of the new trade deal, the United States is in desperate need of a border wall.

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Illegal immigrants are currently costing taxpayers over $100 billion while contributing significantly less money in tax revenue, and some use stolen identities to collect costly benefits.

Considering the cost of illegal immigration, Trump’s request for at least $5 billion seems modest.

Trump scored a new trade deal with Mexico, and now it’s time to save the country even more money by building the wall.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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