Seeds: You may remember this line from the very beginning of Trump’s candidacy, “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best...They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” From that moment on, Trump became a symbol of harsh immigration reform for conservatives. Thus, the concept of the wall along of the southern United States border was born.
Core: Yesterday, in one of his many executive orders during his first week in office, Donald Trump ordered the construction of the border wall he boasted about over the last year. In addition, The White House announced today that Trump was considering a 20% border tax on imports coming in from Mexico, but an official plan to pay for the wall has not yet been decided.
Skin: In a swift response to Trump’s executive orders, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico publically cancelled his scheduled trip to the White House.
Leaves: Many are worried that Trump’s presidency threatens the relationship between the United States and Mexico, a relationship that has remained friendly since the Mexican- American War in 1848.
Food For Thought: Do you think Trump will find a way to pay for the wall? Do you think the wall will actually get built?
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