Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was clear and blunt in his view of Donald Trump's proposed wall on the US and Mexican border: There's no way his country is paying for it.
"And this is what we have built", he continued.
According to the President of Mexico, a border wall between the two nations will hurt commerce on both sides of the proposed wall. "We are strategic partners who work for security in North America", says Peña Nieto, adding that he cannot agree with Trump's generalizations of the Mexican population.
Peña Nieto also pushed back at some of the rhetoric Trump has used while discussing Mexico. "I am very respectful on the democratic process that is being taken place in U.S. We are not part of that decision that has to be made by the American society".
Earlier this year, the Treasury Secretary of Mexico, Luis Videgaray, had already assured that his country would never pay for the wall that Donald Trump wants to erect at the USA border.
"Not many people know, for instance, that every single day, 1 million people cross the border between Mexico and the U.S. and they do it legally - every single day - 1 million people cross the border from the U.S. into Mexico and Mexico into the U.S.", Pena Nieto said. We have a relationship of coordination, of collaboration and of cooperation in the area of security, precisely in order to have security in Mexico, to have security in the USA and ... we are journey companions. "We are strategic partners working for security in North America", he said.
It stands 20 yards from the actual U.S. -Mexico border, which already has a fence.
Mexico's president insisted Sunday there's no way his country will pony up to build the border wall being touted by Donald Trump - but vowed to work with the tycoon if he becomes commander in chief.
Ever since Donald Trump announced his plans to build a wall at the border, pundits and voters have been debating how it would work.