The president went so far this week as to threaten a partial government shutdown if congress fails to authorize the funds to build the wall on the border with Mexico, a country that, as Trump repeated Sunday, in the end with pay for the border wall one way or another, though he gave no further details.
In public, Trump has stopped repeating his vow to make Mexico pay for the wall - which Republican lawmakers have estimated would require $12 billion to $15 billion - though his aides insist that's still the president's intention.
Mexican leaders have publicly rejected any avenue to pay for the wall.
And yet, with all that sturm und drang in the background-unnecessary political drama that, ultimately, could damage the United States' financial stability-Trump declared that he and Nick Adams, the author of a 2016 book predicting his future success, are happy with how things are going. If so, let them pay for the wall; them and Trump, of course. "It has to be a partnership, I have no doubt about that".
"If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", Trump toldthousands of supporters gathered in Phoenix for his address.
A leading House conservative said Friday that he could support a short-term bill to fund the government after September 30 and delay the fight over wall funding until December. "Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other", CNN reported.
"It's only natural the president would have a discussion with administration lawyers about legal matters", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently told reporters.
The Republican majority wants to cut taxes and pass a costly infrastructure bill, but Trump has threatened to trigger a government shutdown unless it funds his wall.
Members of Trump's party criticized the pardon, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who said he disagreed with it, and Sen.
Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that NAFTA is the "worst trade deal ever made".
In a statement, the ministry also emphasized that the violence generated by drug trafficking is a shared problem between Mexico and the USA, which creates the demand for drugs.
And he warned both Mexico and Canada that if they continue to be "difficult" in trade talks, he may have to break off attempts to reform the Nafta free trade pact.
The second round of the NAFTA renegotiation is scheduled to begin Friday in Mexico City.