Obama trashes Trump plan to force Mexico to pay for wall

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's promise to build the wall, in an effort to stop illegal immigration, and force Mexico to foot the estimated $8 billion bill is a cornerstone of his under-fire campaign to win the US presidencyPresident Barack Obama on Tuesday dismissed as “half-baked” a reported plan by Donald Trump to force Mexico to pay for a giant wall along the southern US border. The Republican frontrunner’s promise to build the wall, in an effort to stop illegal immigration, and force Mexico to foot the estimated $8 billion bill is a cornerstone of his under-fire campaign to win the US presidency. In a memo that The Washington Post said the flamboyant New York tycoon handed over, the candidate said he would force Mexico’s hand by threatening to cut off billions of dollars sent home by Mexican immigrants.

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