Donald Trump had his very first press conference after being elected as the next President of the United States. The much waited press conference was held in New York where the president-elect addressed several issues that he talked about for months during his presidential campaign. While focusing on the recent controversies including his dealing with Russia and replacing Obamacare, Mr. Trump also emphasized on building a wall throughout the Mexican border to deal with illegal immigrants.
In his Wednesday press conference, Donald Trump stated that it may take at least a year and a half to negotiate with the Mexican Government who he expects will pay for the wall. However, he is not willing wait for negotiations to take place but instead, wishes to start building the wall immediately. Mr. Trump said, at the initial stage, US will carry the cost and later that will be reimbursed by Mexico.
The Mexican government from the very beginning has made it very clear that Mexico is not going to pay for Donald Trump’s proposed wall- a defense system that the president-elect believes will stop drug dealers and rapists from entering the United States. Since the beginning of his Presidential election campaign back in June 2015, Mr. Trump’s series of remarks led to bitterness between him and the Mexican government.
Besides submitting a proposal for the wall, Donald Trump also vowed to take strong steps to bring jobs back to the US in various sectors including the automobile industry with the top car manufacturers outsourcing their production facilities in Mexico and other countries. Ford, one of the largest automobile manufacturers of the country very recently cancelled a $1.6 billion worth investment plan in Mexico, a decision that was highly appreciated by Donald Trump.
With Mr. Trump insisting on a wall to stop illegal immigrants from entering into the US soil that will be financed by Mexico and the Mexican Government clearly denying to come to terms on the matter, future diplomatic relationship between US and Mexico is likely to get.