HOUSTON,TX-Billionaire mogul Donald Trump lashed out Thursday night at past and present Mexican heads of state who challenged his plan to make Mexico pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border.
After beating up on Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz all night, Trump turned his attention to Mexican leaders who ridiculed his plan.
Former president of Mexico, Vincente Fox said his country would never build the wall trump is talking about. He said, “I’m not going to pay for that f’ing wall.”
When asked by Blitzer how he will make Mexico pay for a border wall, Trump replied, “I will, and the wall just got 10 feet taller, believe me.”
He reiterated his stance that in one way or another, Mexico will pay for the wall to be built, managing to take a shot at Rubio and Cruz, two U.S. senators on his left and right.
“We’re going to make them pay for that wall,” he said. “Now, the wall is $10 billion to $12 billion, if I do it. If these guys [Rubio & Cruz] do it, it’ll end up costing $200 billion.”
“But the wall is $10 billion to $12 billion. You need 1,000 — you need 1,000 miles. The Great Wall of China, built 2,000 years ago — 2,000, is 13,000 miles,” Trump said. “We need 1,000, because we have a lot of natural barriers. We can do it for $10 billion to $12 billion, and it’s a real wall. This is a wall that’s a heck of a lot higher than the ceiling you’re looking at. This is a wall that’s going to work. Mexico will pay for it, because they are not doing us any favors. They could stop all of this illegal trade if they wanted to mmediately. Mexico will pay for the wall. It’s a small portion of the kind of money that we lose and the deficits that we have with Mexico.”
When asked if he would start a trade war with Mexico, Trump said if it came to it, he would because America has nothing to lose.
“Well, you know, I don’t mind trade wars when we’re losing $58 billion a year, you want to know the truth. We’re losing so much,” Trump said. “We’re losing so much with Mexico and China — with China, we’re losing $500 billion a year. And then people say, “don’t we want to trade?” I don’t mind trading, but I don’t want to lose $500 billion. I don’t want to lose $58 billion.”
Trump pointed out recent corporate moves from America to Mexico including Carrier, Ford and Nabisco.
“And I always say I’m not having Oreos anymore, which is true, by the way,” he added. “But they just took a big plant from Nabisco into Mexico. They’re taking our businesses. I don’t mind.”