White House: Trump Has ‘Buffet of Options’ to Get Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump

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.

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SOURCE: VOA News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.