Along with all the other “impossibles” the elites tried to pin on Trump — he would never win the nomination; he would never win the debates; he would never win the election — one they can still cling to is, “Mexico will never pay for Trump’s wall.”
Of course, that’s only because it is too early in Trump’s presidency for that to have come to pass. Yet there are already hints that Trump may have been right about that idea as well.
At his press conference yesterday, Trump said it again: He would build a wall (not a fence, as he corrected one reporter) and, yes, Mexico would foot the bill. But how? Conservative Tribune investigates:
[C]onsider 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 Press reported.
And here was the kicker: “He (also) said Mexico is willing to negotiate over Trump’s plan to build a border wall.” (…)
Moreover, according to Robert Costa, a reporter for The Washington Post, Trump and his team strongly believed that the selection of Videgaray as the foreign relations minister would serve greatly to their benefit vis-à-vis building the wall.
It seems that Team Trump has looked into Videgaray’s history and has reason to believe they can “work with him,” as Costa later tweeted.
When I asked one top source about Mexico and the wall, source said this story is most important of the week… https://t.co/1lF9eaVle0
— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 6, 2017
Would it be too crazy to speculate that that was precisely why Videgaray was handed this all-important role by the Mexican government?
There has probably been a lot more contact between Trump’s people and President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration than we are aware of…
Source: Conservative Tribune