He confirmed that U.S. taxpayer dollars would be used to start the construction. Peña Nieto repeated his promise that Mexico “will not pay” for construction of a border barrier. Peña Nieto, who has repeatedly called for dialogue with Trump, possibly will not meet with the American President in Washington next week in Washington next week because he is facing considerable pressure from other Mexican leaders. Ricardo Anaya, president of the opposition National Action Party, or PAN, even said the timing of Trump’s announcement just before Peña Nieto’s visit to the U.S. “is an insult.” Donald Trump has a strong conviction about this border wall necessity.” What I’m doing is good for the United States. It’s also going to be good for Mexico. We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico,” he previously argued.