Mexico Reiterates Refusal to Pay for Trump's Wall

Trump poised for a September fight over border wall

The president did not elaborate on how Mexico would cover the cost.

"It's only natural the president would have a discussion with administration lawyers about legal matters", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently told reporters.

"We haven't done it; it's time for Congress to act", he said, voicing his support for a government shutdown if money for the wall isn't added to the next funding bill.

It said the crime is a "shared problem" for both countries and is caused in part by US' demand for Mexican narcotics. He promised not just a wall but also that Mexico would pay for it. ("We need the Ways and Means Committee to own it", one top official said.) Health care is on the back burner once again, and plans for an infrastructure bill-originally one of the president's top agenda items-have been punted into the distant future.

Members of Trump's party criticized the pardon, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who said he disagreed with it, and Sen.

Asked about Mexico paying for the wall, Bossert said the initial effort is on getting an appropriation to build the barrier.

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The Republican majority wants to cut taxes and pass a costly infrastructure bill, but Trump has threatened to trigger a government shutdown unless it funds his wall. But he implored him to stop saying so publicly, according to transcripts of the January 27 call obtained by The Washington Post.

The president then went on to praise the federal government's response to Harvey, which first made landfall Friday as a category 4 hurricane, in three tweets between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Also Sunday, Trump accused Canada and Mexico of being "very difficult" at the negotiating table over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and threatening anew to terminate the deal.

At a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, Trump drew the line in the sand Bannon had urged. "We are in the process of renegotiating NAFTA (the worst trade agreement ever passed) with Mexico and Canada".

The second round of the NAFTA renegotiation is scheduled to begin Friday in Mexico City.

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