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More Transcripts! Trump Repeatedly Demands Mexican President Stop Telling The Media He Won't Pay For The Wall

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Business InsiderUS President Donald Trump demanded that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto stop publicly saying the country would not pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border, according to a transcript of a January 27 phone call between the two leaders published Thursday by The Washington Post.

“You cannot say that to the press,” Trump said in the call, adding that the funding “will work out in the formula somehow” and “will come out in the wash, and that is OK.”

He continued: “If you are going to say that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, then I do not want to meet with you guys anymore because I cannot live with that.”

“The fact is we are both in a little bit of a political bind because I have to have Mexico pay for the wall — I have to,” Trump said. “I have been talking about it for a two-year period, and the reason I say they are going to pay for the wall is because Mexico has made a fortune out of the stupidity of US trade representatives.”

Trump proposed that when either man was asked about payments for the wall, he should respond by saying, “We will work it out.”

“It will work out in the formula somehow,” he continued. “As opposed to you saying, ‘We will not pay,’ and me saying, ‘We will not pay.'”

Later in the call, Peña Nieto told Trump that his “position has been and will continue to be very firm saying that Mexico cannot pay for that wall.”

“This is an issue related to the dignity of Mexico and goes to the national pride of my country,” he added.

Peña Nieto then said that discussing the wall was preventing them from moving on to other matters and that the pair could “find a creative way of looking into this issue.”

Trump agreed, adding that when the press asked about the border wall, he would respond, “Let us see how it is going — let us see how it is working out with Mexico.”

Ahhh it’s nice finally getting that intimate look at the expert deal-making Trump promised. Ran a successful presidential campaign on the fact that he published a book called “The Art Of The Deal” and, since that book was attached to his name, we as a country would WIN WIN WIN so much we’d be sick as fuck of winning. Runny noses of winning. Puking up wins.

And here it is in practice folks… Trump telling the Mexican president he has to stop saying he won’t pay for the wall because Trump said for 2 years he would pay for the wall. I think that’s this entire conversation right?

“I said you would pay for the wall so stop saying you won’t pay for the wall.”

“No.”

“Stop it.”

“There’s no funding for it.”

“Stop it, the funding will come out in the wash. There’s a formula. Stop it.”

“No, we have national dignity and pride and won’t just pay for your wall because you said we would pay for your wall.”

“I build the best walls, stop it.”

“We’re not paying for the wall.”

“Okay but just don’t say that..”

“I will say that.”

“Stop it.”

“No.”

That’s how you debate! I wish more than anything all of Trump’s transcripts from every word he’s ever spoken ever were leaked. Bedtime reading material like you (I) dream about.

Perhaps my favorite part isn’t even about the wall. It’s about Donnie telling Peña Nieto he’s going to be so popular and that he has the most beautiful words and that he basically wants to fuck him.

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Now THAT’S the Diplomatic Donnie I expected. That’s how you negotiate. Pepper him up before you break him down. Has to be an entire chapter on that in the book right?

You can read the full transcript here.