One of Donald Trump’s most popular campaign promises is to build a physical barrier between America and Mexico. Furthermore, he is confident that he will make Mexico pay for it. Is that plan as simple as he claims? “Honestly, I think it’s just more Donald Trump rhetoric that he himself knows,” said Anna Pegler-Gordon, a social relations and policy professor at Michigan State University. “It’s just not going to happen, but it’s a good sound bite.”
At one point, Trump threatened to restrict the flow of payments made by U.S. immigrants to their families in Mexico, which is vital to the Mexican economy, unless the agreed to foot the bill for the wall.