Mexico's foreign ministry said in a press release Sunday the country will not, "under any circumstances", pay for a barrier on the border between the USA and Mexico.
The statement credited to the Mexico's foreign ministry reads, "As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on USA territory along the Mexican border".
At a rally in Phoenix last Tuesday, President Trump reaffirmed his pledge to build a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border while threatening Congress at the same time.
Trump has asked for $1.6 billion to begin border wall construction, but not all congressional Republicans agree about the merits of a fight to spend potentially billions of dollars more on a border barrier as they seek for tax cuts.
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Yesterday, Trump Tweeted yet another offensive call for Mexico to pay for the wall - amid threats to tear up the NAFTA trade treaty.
Donald Trump vowed Monday that Mexico would be made to pay for the construction of a wall on the southern United States border, a key campaign pledge the president is struggling to finance, AFP reports.
The Mexican government reiterated once again that it won't foot the bill for President Donald Trump's proposed border "wall".
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It said the crime is a "shared problem" for both countries and is caused in part by US' demand for Mexican narcotics.
Trump had several times promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but Mexico has so far refused.
He said Mexico "is being reluctant" to pay because the nation has "had one of the sweetest deals for years".
"Only on the basis of the principles of shared responsibility, teamwork and mutual trust will we be able to overcome this challenge. Both being very hard, may have to terminate?"
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"The ministry's statement ended with a show of sympathy towards Texas' battle with Hurricane Harvey and an offer to provide assistance with disaster relief".