Mexico's President Just Responded To Trump's Insults At Tennessee Rally
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto didn't take that long to respond to President Donald Trump's comments from Tuesday's campaign-style rally in Tennessee.
Trump tried to make noise by reaffirming his pledge that Mexico would pay for the wall, even though he has yet to say how he intends to do so.
"In the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall,” he said at the rally.
He then went on to insult Mexico by saying they not only didn't help on immigration issues, but on other things, as well.
“They do absolutely nothing to stop people from going through Mexico, from Honduras and all these other countries ... They do nothing to help us.”
That last comment was not entirely deserving. Mexico has consistently helped the United States in times of national disaster. When Hurricane Katrina hit, Mexican troops crossed the border in a 45-vehicle convoy and provided material and physical aid to several areas devastated along the Gulf Coast.
The last time Trump tweeted about Mexico "paying for the wall," it was around the time of Hurricane Harvey. Instead of attacking Trump, they issued the statement:
"The Mexican government takes this opportunity to express its full solidarity with the people and government of the United States as a result of the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and expresses that it has offered to provide help and cooperation to the US government in order to deal with the impact of this natural disaster — as good neighbors should always do in trying times."
This time, however, with no natural disaster looming, Mexico's President answered more directly, saying again that "Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever." He then said the message was not only from him but from all of Mexico.