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    Mexican President Says ‘No Way’ He Will Pay for Trump’s Border Wall

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    Mexican President ruled out paying for a wall on the proposed border with the US, in an interview with CNN.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto ruled out paying for a wall on the border with the United States proposed by US presidential contender Donald Trump, in an interview with CNN.

    Trump has been campaigning on a pledge to stop illegal immigration from the south by building a fence on the border at Mexico’s expense.

    "There is no way that Mexico can pay [for] a wall like that," Nieto told the US broadcaster, adding that security was what needed to be built in the region.

    The Mexican leader slammed the US real-estate mogul, who is known for controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants, for generalizing Mexicans as rapists and drug dealers.


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