Donald Trump says he would force Mexico to pay for multibillion-dollar wall along U.S. border

WASHINGTON — The bombast-heavy, details-light presidential campaign of Donald Trump has entered a new phase: that of releasing a few policy specifics spelling out how he’d govern.

For weeks, the reality-star-businessman has led Republican primary polls without any platform details on his website and he’s skated when asked about substance.

But in an indication that he intends his presidential run to be more than a mere celebrity stunt, he’s hired staff in early primary states and he released his first platform paper Sunday.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Good idea and the Mexicans will ask him to return the 4 states the US stole away from them,New Mexico, Texas
    California and Florida.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That’s what happens when you start wars and then lose them.
      How about the land in Arizona from the Gadsden purchase?
      Can we even keep that?

      Now let’s talk about the money that Mexico agreed upon in compensation for that land.
      Mexico received 15 Million Dollars (in 1846) plus we assumed another 3.25 Million in debts they previously owed to America and Americans, and so compounded over about 170-years, at the very reasonable rate of 7% per annum, Mexico would then owe us: $2,592,725,854,298.32
      That’s almost 2.6 Trillion Dollars, on top of the charge for capital improvements that we have since added to the land.
      That will add another 50 Trillion to the price tag.
      Now, if you don’t want to pay for those capital improvements, we can remove them and you Hispanics can figure out how to make the entire American Southwest desert bloom without any water, or any means to get any.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Maurixio, learn a little history. Oops! My bad! “Learn” is a “microaggresion” when dealing with the chronically stupid.

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez

        I bet I know more about history than you do , base on your drugs that you consume daily.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Fuckin’ hilarious, Maurixio, and incredibly lame.

          But we expect that of you.

  • eMan14

    Trump may not win the Republican nomination, but he is what America needs in these troubled times. He’s saying what America wants to say and damn the political correctness of the other candidates.

  • barryjr

    The biggest problem Trump has is the Washington establishment of both persuasions. What is wrong with a straight talking businessman/tv star being president? He certainly couldn’t be any worse than the establishment candidates. The media is as upset with Trump as the establishment is because he doesn’t show the proper reverence for their esteemed presence. I don’t think he will win the Republican nomination but he is what all countries need in their politicians, HONESTY.

    • simus1

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    • Bataviawillem

      Tv star no problem, one of the best presidents was a movie star.

  • pike bishop

    A 1% tax on remittances to Mexico ought to cover it. In fact Canada should tax remittances from TFW’s that go overseas. That money is removed from the economy forever.

  • kkruger71

    “Hey, let’s say we’re running for President and gain more publicity. That’ll be fun.”
    “But what will you campaign on?”
    “I don’t know, I’ll just float some stuff out there, say a few outlandish things to rattle some cages and get some press. Whatever comes to mind.”
    *A few months later*
    “Sir, you’re actually leading in all the polls.”
    “Seriously? Shit, better hire some people to actually draw up a platform.”

    • Ho Hum

      I hope that Trump becomes President but he does seriously need to think through his platform on all the issues. I heard him say the other day that “Iran is actually funding ISIS” which of course couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • Ho Hum

    If Trump becomes President and the Mexicans refuse to pay for the fence I hope he rips up the NAFTA agreement. It’s been bad for the U.S (and even worse for Canada). Mexico enjoy’s a $60 Billion trade SURPLUS with the U.S. you can build a lot of fence with that. For Canada NAFTA has been devastating. Mexico exports to Canada five times what they import from Canada.

  • BillyHW

    Don’t you love AP’s objective and agenda-free journalism?

  • Edubeat

    Perhaps a remake of Davy Crockett and the Alamo would help.

    • simus1

      When you look through the bios of those who died defending the Alamo a unusual number of Englishmen show up. Reasons for this are not easy to come by.

  • John

    The corporations won’t allow Trump to get anywhere with this. Cheap labor is what makes their bottom line.