Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trump Says U.S. Will Finance Border Wall, Be Reimbursed by Mexico

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated on Saturday that he will build a wall on the Mexican border, to be financed by the U.S. and “reimbursed” by Mexico, and that he will suspend immigration from regions known for terrorism.

During a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in which he described what the first 100 days of his presidency would be like, Trump confirmed that his law to put an end to illegal immigration would include financing for the wall, with the complete understanding that Mexico would “reimburse” the United States.

Up to now the Republican candidate had given the idea that it would be the neighbor to the south that would pay up front for building the wall to stop illegal immigration.

At Gettysburg – a historic place in American history where Abraham Lincoln in 1863 gave one of his most famous speeches during the Civil War – Trump again referred to his controversial idea of banning immigration from regions known for terrorism, though he gave no details about how this ruling would be applied.

On another subject, the New York magnate noted that he will cancel the “billions” of dollars being paid to the United Nations for climate-change programs.

Most of his proposals echoed previous announcements, such as his intention to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

He also criticized the excessive number of regulations, particularly in matters of climate change, imposed by the Barack Obama government.

Finally, he attacked his Democratic rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton, charging her with defending the same old Washington policies.

“Hillary Clinton is not running against me,” Trump said. “She’s running against change and she’s running against all of the American people and all of the American voters.”

As the U.S. electoral campaign enters its final stage just 17 days from the elections on Nov. 8, the Republican candidate seeks to gain back some of the ground he lost in the polls following the scandals dogging him in recent weeks.

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