Mexican President: 'No Way' We're Paying for Trump's Wall
The Mexican president again declared this weekend that his country will not be paying for a wall along its border with the United States.
"There is no way to have Mexico pay ... but any decisions inside [the] United States is a decision of its government," Enrique Peña Nieto told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview.
"There is no way that Mexico can pay [for] a wall like that."
Nieto said that he believes prosperity and security for the United States are linked to prosperity and security in Mexico.
"This is what we have built," he said, calling the two nations strategic partners in maintaining security in North America.
Nieto also said he would work with Trump if the billionaire becomes president.
"We are very respectful to whomever is elected. We want to build a positive and constructive relation among Mexico and to whomever becomes president of United States," he said.
Trump's vow to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to curb drug trafficking and illegal immigration has become a cornerstone of his campaign.
Responding in March to similar comments from former Mexican President Vicente Fox, Trump told Sean Hannity that there are "many different ways" to get Mexico to pay for the wall.