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Tax Mexico, build a wall, dump NAFTA and watch the dominoes fall

Melinda Barton | 10 February, 2017, 02:42

"The wall is getting designed right now", Trump stated at Major Cities Police Chiefs Association conference.

President Donald Trump once again defended Israel's construction of a wall for national security reasons, while addressing a number of police chiefs and sheriffs in Washington on Wednesday.

"I wasn't kidding. I don't kid".

He said that he "wasn't kidding" about the wall.

The Trump administration's tough stand on the subjects of illegal immigration, border security, and the infiltration of drug cartels has dramatically upset diplomatic relations between the two nations. Add in Trump's trifecta - changing the North American Free Trade Agreement, and say hello to chaos. I don't kid about things like that, I can tell you. No, I don't kid. We will have a wall. "It will be a great wall and it will do a lot of - it'll be a big help", he said. Do walls work? Just ask Israel. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. They work, if it's properly done. Sources, however, say that the Congress could prove to be a hindrance in Trump's plan in the Senate and House of Representatives.

During his presidential bid, Trump frequently touted plans to construct a massive wall spanning the length of the U.S. -Mexico border, while ultimately having Mexico pay for the project, a claim rejected by Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Trump, last month, had signed executive orders on the border wall drawing sharp criticism from Mexico.