The former President of Mexico had a pretty straight-forward answer when asked if his nation would pay for the massive border wall a President Donald Trump plans to build and then bill them for.
“We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall!” said former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. “And it’s going to be completely useless.”
“No offense, no offense to America,” he continued. “So Donald Trump…is ambitious but not exactly very well-informed man, I don’t want to say ignorant, but he is not very well informed.”
“I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively,” Trump announced during his Presidential campaign kick-off speech back in June (Yes, that one).
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
Estimates for a 2,000 mile wall range from $15 billion to $25 billion. Numerous Mexican officials have said they aren’t footing the bill, but that hasn’t stopped Trump from repeating his claim all along the campaign trail. But since when has Trump let facts get in the way?