State of the Union: Trump’s America

The first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been rough, to say the least. Here’s a run-down of the most recent developments over the past 48 hours.

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The Infamous Wall

  • Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that his plan to build a wall between the United States and Mexico would be put into action.
  • The former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada, reiterated on twitter that Mexico would not pay [sic] “for that fucking wall”.
  • The current President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, also stated that Mexico would not be paying for the wall.
  • Trump responded by threatening to cancel their upcoming meeting if President Pena Nieto did not want to pay.
  • A few hours later, President Pena Nieto beat President Trump to the punch and publicly cancelled the planned meetings between himself and Trump.
  • Trump has called for a 20% tax on Mexican imports to ‘pay’ for the wall.