When Donald Trump ran for the office of the President, some of his top campaign promises was to build a southern border wall, and have Mexico pay for the wall. He also said that on Day One he would repeal and replace Obamacare.
After winning in November, Trump has spent his time hiring, nominating, and working with Congress to start this new administration off on the right track. His promise on Obamacare has come through. Before Trump has even taken office, the US Senate has already passed a resolution to start the repeal of Obamacare.
Now, Trump’s second top priority is coming into reality! Congress is looking into using appropriations from the Secure Fence Act to starting building the border. Yet, today, Mexico has added a whole new dimension to this discussion.
Mexico wants to negotiate the wall!
From Yes, I’m Right:
Well, turns out, that Trump was right all along for pushing the issue because Mexico just said that they’re both open and willing to negotiate Trump’s terms.
As an example, consider what Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary Luis Videgaray said this week. “(He) said Tuesday his country isn’t just willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants to start talks as soon as possible,” the Associated Pressreported.
And here was the kicker: “He (also) said Mexico is willing to negotiate over Trump’s plan to build a border wall.”
During a televised address last Wednesday, the same day Videgaray was tapped to serve as the foreign relations secretary, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto himself stressed the importance of negotiations.
“With the change of government in the United States on 20 January, the instructions for secretary Videgaray is (sic) to accelerate dialogue and contacts so that from the first day the bases for building a constructive work relationship can be established,” he said, as noted by The U.K. Guardian.
Let’s hope this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship between Trump and Mexico, and that we can finally create a border that benefits both countries. Then, we can finally start a solid foundation of reforming immigration and rewarding those who came to the United States the right way.