president donald trump is willing to fulfil his promise to build a wall along the US-mexican border to keep the United States of America safe from all the malicious influence that is illegally coming from Latin America. On the 25th January he sent a tweet celebrating the construction of the discriminatory barrier in order to prevent illegal immigration entering the United States from the Mexican border, aiming he could ‘clean’ the country from all the evilness that has been spreading around his country, as he states, while forcing Mexico with his coercive policies to pay for its construction.

Not only does the construction of the wall would break the relationship between the two countries, but it will also be a setback for the United States, a country that prides itself on being a world leader but under Trump’s policies it would not be able to lead the world anymore.

Mexico will not pay for the wall

As expected, Mexico will not pay for the wall. The Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has publicly announced several times that Mexico will not pay for the wall. After several press releases and tweets from Peña Nieto, Donald Trump said that “if Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting”.

Of course, as Mexico is not willing to pay for the wall, the Mexican President cancelled the first meeting with the 45th President of the United States. The meeting took place as a phone meeting, however. Several world leaders condemned Trump’s attitude towards Mexico. Among them, the mayor of Berlin said that the construction of this wall would only have negative consequences for both countries, and the Spanish government said that although they want the two countries to have a good relationship, they will continue supporting Mexico.

The fence along the US-Mexican border

Along the US-Mexican border, there is already a fence covering some parts of the border. Since 1990 the United States has been constructing a fence on some parts of the border separating the two countries.

It continued under Bill Clinton’s administration, even though landowners and other citizens opposed to its construction. This is not the first time that the United States has threaten Mexico to either send troops to the Mexican territory or build a fence/wall on the border, but it is the first time that a US President has forced international companies to stop investing in Mexico by taking their companies to the United States. For better or for worst, both countries need each other, as they boost each other’s economy, and the construction of this wall will only end in a broken relationship that will take a long time to be repaired.