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Trump Still Says Mexico Will Pay For Wall — Mexico Begs To Differ

Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto after he extended an invitation to Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Posted at 10:29 PM, Aug 31, 2016

"When I say we're gonna build a wall, they all say: 'Woah, What are you talking about? You can't build a wall.' Of course you can build. It's simple," Donald Trump said. 

"We're gonna build a wall. And who's gonna pay for that wall?" Trump asked.

"Mexico," the crowd answered. 

"Who?" Trump asked again. 

"Mexico," the crowd answered. 

"How are you going to make them pay for the wall?" Wolf Blitzer asked during a debate.

"I will, and the wall just got 10 feet taller. Believe me," Trump answered.

You could say the wall has been the centerpiece of Trump's presidential campaign. 

So when the GOP candidate flew to Mexico to visit with their President Enrique Peña Nieto, it's fair to say many were curious whether that wall would come up. 

"We did discuss the wall. We didn't discuss payment of the wall. That'll be for a later date," Trump said during a press conference following the meeting.

Peña Nieto took to Twitter to disagree, writing: "At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear Mexico will not pay for the wall."

"And Mexico will pay for the wall. They don't know it yet, but they're gonna pay for the wall," Trump said later that evening at a campaign rally back in the U.S.