Donald Trump failed to mention who will pay for the wall along the United States and Mexico border during his meeting on Wednesday with Mexico’s president, but he is now voicing his view loud and clear on social media.
Trump apparently wasn’t brave enough to discuss which country would pay for the wall during his recent trip to Mexico.
Mexico will pay for the wall!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2016
Trump later defended himself to reporters and said that the wall was one of the topics of conversation between him and Mexico's president, according to NBC News.
"We did discuss the wall; we didn't discuss the payment of the wall, Trump said. "That will be for a later date."
President Enrique Peña Nieto received backlash for not standing up to Trump about the payment of the wall. He responded to Trump on Twitter by saying, “Repeating what I told you in person, Mexico will never pay for a wall.”
Repito lo que le dije personalmente, Sr. Trump: México jamás pagaría por un muro. https://t.co/IJNVe0XepY— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) September 1, 2016
Back in the United States, Trump’s bold pivot to passionately declare Mexico will pay for the wall (yet cowardly avoid the subject during his Mexico trip) clearly demonstrates that his allegiance lies with appeasing white male voters.
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