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Trump discusses border wall with Mexico, no mention of payment

Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 00:58

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, visiting Mexico, says that the United States has the right to build a border wall to halt illegal immigration. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Donald Trump told Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday that the United States has the right to build a border wall to halt illegal immigration, but the Republican presidential candidate did not bring up his demand that Mexico pay for it. In an unexpected trip to a country which he has frequently vilified for illegal immigration and drug smuggling, Trump held talks with the Mexican leader at his residence for about an hour. "We did discuss the wall, we didn't discuss payment of the wall, that will be at a later date, this was a very preliminary meeting. It was an excellent meeting," Trump said. In campaign rallies for the Nov. 8 election, the New York businessman frequently tells approving crowds that Mexico must pay for his planned wall. Trump's visit to Mexico City took place hours before he was due to deliver a highly anticipated speech in the border state of Arizona on how he would tackle illegal immigration if he wins the election.

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Trump discusses border wall with Mexico, no mention of payment

Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 00:58