The White House says President Donald Trump has a “buffet of options” on how to get Mexico to pay for the wall he wants to build along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Plans for the controversial wall have soured Mexican relations with the United States, just days into the Trump presidency.
Earlier Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Trump wanted to slap a 20 percent tax on all imports from Mexico. He said the new tax would raise $10 billion a year and “easily pay for the wall.” He also said the president discussed the idea with congressional leaders and wanted to include the measure in a comprehensive tax reform package that Congress would have to approve.
SOURCE: VOA News Online