From day one, Donald Trump has made it known he plans to build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it.
His campaign rallies have been full of cheering supporters, encouraging Trump to continue his hard-line stance to crack down on illegal aliens entering America.
Some critics claim Trump is full of “hot air” and “empty talking points” without any substance to his words.
But recently, Trump released a detailed two-page memo to the Washington Post, outlining specifics on how he plans to force Mexico to pay for the wall.
The Washington Post reports:
“In the memo, Trump said he would threaten to change a rule under the U.S. Patriot Act anti-terrorism law to cut off a portion of the funds sent to Mexico through money transfers, commonly known as remittances. The threat would be withdrawn if Mexico made “a one-time payment of $5-10 billion” to pay for the border wall, he wrote. After the wall was funded, Trump wrote, transfer payments could continue “to flow into their country year after year.”
This two-page memo had the “Never Trump” crowd in a frenzy, as they continued to call him a racist who is “too extreme” to be president.
But Trump was confident in his memo, and boldly outlined he would implement his plan on “Day 1” if elected.
The Washington Post continues:
“Starting on “Day 1,” Trump writes, he would issue a warning to Mexico that unless it pays his desired amount, he will promulgate a new federal provision that would lead to a sweeping confiscation of funds sent by Mexicans in the United States who lack documentation of their “lawful presence.”
On “Day 2,” Trump continued, “Mexico will immediately protest.” But he would declare that Mexico must choose between the enforcement of his provision or acquiescing.
Trump has surrounded himself with policy advisors who support his stance on stopping illegal aliens from crossing our borders. One of Trump’s top senior policy advisors is Stephen Miller, a former staffer to Senator Jeff Sessions, who has long advocated for the policies Trump is promoting.
Trump’s strong “no nonsense” approach has won the hearts and minds of conservatives across the country, and with his detailed memo, he proves he has the plan to back up his words.
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