Trump hits Harvey, NAFTA and border wall in wide-ranging morning of tweets


Now he has threaten to shut down the government if Congress doesn't give him money to pay for the wall. He promised not just a wall but also that Mexico would pay for it. In July, a leaked transcript of a January phone call between Trump and Mexico's president, Enrique Pena Nieto, showed that Trump recognized he had painted himself into a corner over the wall's funding, as he implored Pena Nieto to stop saying publicly that Mexico won't pay for it.

United States lawmakers return from their summer recess on September 5 needing to come up with a deal to fund the government and raise the federal debt ceiling.

'The government of Mexico takes this opportunity to express its full solidarity with the people and government of the United States for the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and reports that we have offered the USA government all the help and cooperation that can be provided by the different Mexican governmental agencies to deal with the impacts of this natural disaster, as good neighbors should always do in times of difficulty'.

"What we'll do here is go through the mechanism of getting the original initial money that we need for that capital project from Congress through an appropriations process and we'll responsibly construct the barrier on the border", he said.

Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert attempted to explain the contradiction in an interview with ABC News.

"As we work with the Mexicans and other policies and trade policies and such, we'll determine ways for us to make that right". But he implored him to stop saying so publicly, according to transcripts of the January 27 call obtained by The Washington Post. At the same time, according to the report, he said, "If you are going to say that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, then I do not want to meet with you guys anymore because I can not live with that".

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In a statement, the ministry also emphasized that the violence generated by drug trafficking is a shared problem between Mexico and the US, which creates the demand for drugs.

Trump also asked his 36.8 million followers on Twitter if he should continue negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada.

Mexico's foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, said Wednesday that NAFTA talks are continuing and if Trump really wanted to break up the pact, he would have done so already.

In his Sunday morning tweet, however, Trump was back to being as braggadocios as ever.

The tweet echoed comments he made while campaigning in Phoenix last week, as he said told the crowd he would 'end up probably terminating NAFTA 'at some point'.

The next round of negotiations is scheduled for Friday-Sept.