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'Buffet of options' on paying for wall: White House

The White House Says It Has Yet To Determine How Mexico Will Pay For A Massive Wall At The Mexican Border That President Donald Trump Has Promised To Build. Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus (ryns PREE’-bus) Tells CBS’ “Face The Nation' That A “buffet Of Options' Remains.

PTI | Updated on: 30 Jan 2017, 02:06:43 PM
'Buffet of options' on paying for wall: White House


The White House says it has yet to determine how Mexico will pay for a massive wall at the Mexican border that President Donald Trump has promised to build.

Chief of staff Reince Priebus (ryns PREE’-bus) tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that a “buffet of options” remains. He says that could include a tax on goods coming across the border, import and export taxes—even a tax on drug cartels or fines to people who come to the US illegally.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto last week canceled a meeting with Trump amid tensions over Trump’s plan to build a wall at Mexico’s expense.

Priebus says it’s early in the planning process. He says the broader point is that Trump is fulfilling a campaign promise to build the wall. 

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First Published : 30 Jan 2017, 01:52:00 PM

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