Donald Trump says he will force Mexico to pay for a border wall as president by threatening to cut off the flow of billions of dollars in payments that immigrants send home to the country, an idea that could decimate the Mexican economy and set up an unprecedented showdown between the United States and a key diplomatic ally.
In a two-page memo to The Washington Post, Trump outlined for the first time how he would seek to force Mexico to pay for his 1,000-mile border fence, which Trump has made a cornerstone of his presidential campaign and which has been repeatedly scoffed at by current and former Mexican leaders.
23:38 President Trump sends two Cabinet members south of the border19
20:54 Donald Trump has given the Mexican president the biggest gift he could wish for16
03:01 Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April24
17:20 Mexico says will 'not accept' unilateral U.S. immigration policies17