Trump said that the Wall on the border with Mexico "will quickly pay for itself"
US President Donald Trump said that the wall on the border with Mexico “will quickly pay for itself,” including through a lucrative trade agreement with this country.
“The wall at the border will quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs (entering the US) exceeds $ 500 billion a year – much more than the $ 5.7 billion we asked for from the congress (for building the wall). The wall will also be paid indirectly for a new trade agreement that we signed with Mexico, “Trump said in a televised statement.
A number of US ministries and departments, including the State Department, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Agriculture, have reduced work since December 22. Trump requires more than $ 5 billion in new funding for border security, refusing to sign the budget otherwise. The democrats, who received a majority in the House of Representatives as a result of the November elections, are ready to allocate no more than 1.3 billion additional funds.
The leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada at the end of November at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires signed a new trade agreement USMCA. The agreement defines the parameters of the largest interstate trade bloc and replaced the North American Free Trade Zone (NAFTA). The agreement was renegotiated on new compromise conditions at the insistence of US President Donald Trump. The document must be ratified by the parliaments of the three countries, including the US Congress.