On Friday, at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, President Donald Trump again reiterated that he “absolutely” believes Mexico will pay for the wall along the southern border of the United States. Though this proclamation has been announced several times by Trump since the 2016 presidential campaign, the location in which Trump made the announcement this time is particularly interesting.
A reporter hollered out a question while Trump was sitting next to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The reporter questioned, “Mr. President, do you still want Mexico to pay for the wall?”
Trump responded immediately even though the Mexican President was right beside him.
“Absolutely,” he answered.
Trump again restated his initial pledge to “build a wall” and “make Mexico pay for it.”
Nieto may not have understood the question being asked since he showed to immediate response as Trump answered.
Trump and Nieto have spoken before, but this marks the first instance in which the two have met while Trump is president. The two leaders initially met in August 2016 while Trump was campaigning for president.
Nieto posted on Twitter after the 2016 meeting that he “made it clear” to Trump that Mexico would not fund the construction of the wall.
In addition to speaking with Nieto, Trump also met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It’s an honor to be with you,” Trump said to Putin, despite several reports that he was responsible for interfering in the last U.S. election.
“President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump addressed the media. “We’ve had some very good talks. We’re going to have a talk now, and obviously that will continue, but we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, the United States and for everybody concerned.”
First reported by The Blaze