The President of the United States Donald trump announced the signing of a new trade agreement with Mexico, which will help Finance the construction of a wall on the border between the two countries.
In his Twitter head of the White house announced that the agreement on a billion dollars a year more profitable the previous North American free trade agreement (NAFTA).
The President of the United States
“I often said during the meetings, with slight variations, that “Mexico will pay for the wall.” We just signed a great new trade contract with Mexico. It is a billion dollars a year cheaper than a very bad deal NAFTA, to replace which he came”
Note that the construction of a new wall on the border with Mexico was one of the campaign promises of Donald trump.
In January 2017, the newly elected President of the United States ordered the construction of a protective wall. Its length should be 1000 miles (1609 km), it must close gaps that remained after a similar project of George Bush. The total length of the border between the two countries is about 3100 miles.
However, the project launch was postponed to March 2018, due to problems agreeing funding. The US government has requested for the object $1.6 billion, but the President believes that the wall should go $25 billion In the initial stage, which should be completed in 10 years, he has requested $18 billion.
21 December 2018, the US Senate concluded the meeting, do not vote for the draft resolution on the next time to continue the work of the government until February 8, which led to the temporary suspension of some public services. One of the reasons was disagreement over financing for the construction of a wall with Mexico.
4 January 2019, the House of representatives passed two bills of the budget, which do not provide funds for the construction of the wall. The White house has promised to veto these bills.
5 Jan Donald trump has stated that he can declare a state of emergency in the country. According to him, this will help to obtain financing for the construction of the wall with Mexico to bypass Congress.