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Trump Thought It Would Only Take Three Days to Get Mexico to Write Check for the Wall
Jan 11th, 2019 at 1:36pm
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Nearly three weeks into a federal shutdown that has stalled immigration courts, driven unpaid TSA workers to walk off the job, cancelled long-planned border inspections, and left America’s national parks overflowing with poop, President Donald Trump has so far refused to back down from his position that the government’s doors must remain closed until Congress appropriates funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

But in the face of a breakdown of government services threatening America’s economy, security, and even food supply, a long-promised initial Trump plan for the border—to force Mexico, over the course of three days, to cut a $10 billion check made out to the U.S. Treasury—has been missing from the debate.

That proposal, titled “COMPELLING MEXICO TO PAY FOR THE WALL,” was the stuff of MAGA fan fiction. Rolled out in a two-page memo in April 2016, the plan, now deleted from the Trump campaign website but retrieved through web archives, was a surprisingly detailed strategy—by Trump campaign standards—for forcing Mexico to cut an 11-figure check to the United States.

The scheme entailed a three-day diplomatic high-wire act touching on creative interpretations of national security legislation, international finance, and the finer art of ransom, all meant to take place during Trump’s first three days in office.

First, Trump would issue a threat to change a rule under the USA PATRIOT Act to halt money transfers from undocumented Mexican nationals inside the United States back to Mexico. That money, known as remittances, amounts to roughly $25 billion annually and makes up nearly 3 percent of Mexico’s gross domestic product, according to the World Bank.

“It’s an easy decision for Mexico,” Trump wrote in the memo, an orphaned version of which still exists on the campaign website. “Make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year.”

Upon issuing the threat, Trump would then respond to a (presumably panicking) Mexican government with a promise not to enact the proposed rule change—“if the Mexican government will contribute the funds needed to the United States to pay for the wall.”

“We have the moral high ground here, and all the leverage,” Trump concluded. “It is time we use it in order to Make America Great Again.”

The entire negotiation, Trump said at the time, would take just three days.


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Re: Trump Thought It Would Only Take Three Days to Get Mexico to Write Check for the Wall
Reply #1 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 1:51pm
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Damn you're fun lol.

Read the rest of the article.  You just debunked the idea that Trump ever expected a lump payment from Mexico to fund the wall.  It was literally "remittances, cuts to foreign aid, or trade."

A direct quote from your article.  /snicker

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“internally, it was going to come from Mexico one way or the other. It could come from cutting foreign aid that we give to Mexico, it could come from trade, or it could come from, let’s say, the remittances.”


This is why you have TDS.  You cherry pick data.

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Re: Trump Thought It Would Only Take Three Days to Get Mexico to Write Check for the Wall
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Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Re: Trump Thought It Would Only Take Three Days to Get Mexico to Write Check for the Wall
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Queshank wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 1:51pm:
Damn you're fun lol.

Read the rest of the article.  You just debunked the idea that Trump ever expected a lump payment from Mexico to fund the wall.  It was literally "remittances, cuts to foreign aid, or trade."

A direct quote from your article.  /snicker


This is why you have TDS.  You cherry pick data.

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That was the after-the-fact explanation Stueshank.
  

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