So let’s assume that Donald Trump gets the Republican presidential nomination, which is probable, and that he is elected President, which is possible. How would he carry out his promises?
Consider his vow to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants, and, furthermore, to make Mexico pay for it. The government of Mexico has said, defiantly, that there is no way they would pay for a wall. Trump responded that he would therefore make it ten feet higher.
(My brother says that Mexico would indeed build a wall and pay for it in order to keep out the hordes of Americans who would flee the country if Donald Trump were elected President. My sister said that she heard that joke from Jimmy Fallon. My brother said that while that might be, he came up with it independently.)
But how would President Trump make Mexico pay for the wall? [Read more…]