Trump eyes using seized cartel assets to pay for border wall

Trump eyes using seized cartel assets to pay for border wall
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[Ed. – It’s not a bad concept, especially considering the reality of the cartel system.  The cartels’ enormous profits derive from wealth north of the border, whereas their ability to remain in operation is predicated on government weakness and corruption south of the border.]

To fund construction of a new U.S. border wall, Donald Trump and senior advisers are considering various ideas, including the use of assets seized from drug cartels and others in the illicit drug trade.

As the debate over who will pay for the wall dominates the discussion on cable news, sources involved in the pre-planning of the GOP nominee’s Mexico trip told LifeZette the Trump camp is looking for innovative ways to pay for the construction of the border wall that both countries can support. Sensitivities in Mexico regarding Trump’s visit, and specifically paying for the border wall, are running high.

A senior Trump policy advisor stressed the proposal was just one of several funding options being discussed and said the idea was not raised during Trump’s meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

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