President Obama responds to a reporter question about Donald Trump’s plan to stop remittances from Mexican immigrants in the United States and use them to pay for a wall on the U.S. Mexico border. Obama called it impractical. “Good luck with that,” he said about trying to investigate every Western Union money gram to Mexico.
He also said it would have the opposite effect since the money people send home to their families helps Mexico’s economy. Without that money the economy would slow and even more immigrants would be heading north because they can’t find jobs in Mexico.
The President said what Ted Cruz is offering as foreign policy is just as “draconian,” and said that the proposals coming from the Republican president candidates is doing damage to the United States diplomatically.
“They don’t expect half-baked notions coming out of the White House.”