How Trump could get Mexico to pay for the wall

Article author: 
Steve Deace
Article publisher: 
Conservative Review
Article date: 
2 January 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

... Perhaps the most popular and signature promise of his victorious 2016 campaign: to finally secure America’s porous southern border by building a wall, and Mexico will pay for it....

Mexico is the one allowing its territory to be a land bridge to come to America illegally. Mexico is home to several of the drug cartels flooding narcotics into our country. And Mexico is the one relying on “foreign aid” from us. In other words, this is a paternal relationship, and Mexico is the child....

We currently give Mexico over $300 million per year in foreign aid. Each year the budgeting process in Washington begins with a budget request from the president of the United States. So why doesn’t President Trump simply announce a budget that redirects all foreign aid to Mexico to the construction of the wall along our southern border until the substantial social debt Mexico owes us is satisfied? After all, who’s more responsible for the need to secure our southern border than Mexico is?...