After Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto refused to pay for the border wall and subsequently canceled the meeting between him and President Donald Trump, the White House announced that they will impose a 20-percent tax on imports from Mexico to fund the wall, reported CNN.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the plan is also part of a larger comprehensive tax reform plan.
"By [imposing the tax] we can do $10 billion a year and easily pay for the wall just through that mechanism alone. That's really going to provide the funding," Spicer told the press.
The translation of that tweet is “This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the POTUS.”
If the government creates a massive import tax on goods exported from Mexico to the U.S. —that could cause Mexican produced goods to raise. Although the plan will be met by opposition, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said this is for the good of the people.
"It clearly provides the funding and does so in a way that the American taxpayer is wholly respected," Spicer said Thursday.
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