During the G20 summit in Germany, President Donald Trump met with his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, for a bilateral meeting. When asked by a reporter whether he still intends to have Mexico pay for the border wall he has planned, Trump answered "Absolutely!" In addition, the pair discussed NAFTA and its future. Here follows a transcript and video of Trump's weekly address, in which he explains his decision to pull out of the Paris Accord on environment, and why even NAFTA may be in jeopardy:
My fellow Americans,
Here at the White House, we are dedicating the month of July to three of our favorite words – MADE IN AMERICA. For more than two centuries, those three beautiful words have been the world standard for quality, craftsmanship and excellence – and they still are today.
As President, one of my highest priorities is to restore American Manufacturing. For decades, American jobs have been ripped out of our communities, industries and towns have been stripped bare, and the entire communities have been uprooted and left. Foreign nations got rich at America’s expense – and many special interests profited from this great global theft of American wealth.
Since taking the oath of office, our government has adopted a new philosophy: AMERICA FIRST – and believe me, it’s about time. The era of economic surrender is over – and a new national pride is sweeping across our land. You see it, I see it, we all see it.
Industry confidence has soared to the highest level ever recorded.
One of my first acts was ordering all federal agencies to enforce two simple rules: Buy American, and Hire American. We want to build with American Workers, and with American Iron, Aluminum, and Steel.
We are also tearing down every possible barrier to domestic energy production to unleash the full power of our economy. The American people will finally be allowed to tap into the vast energy wealth sitting right beneath our feet or right below our shores.
We have also sent a clear message to the world that we will not allow other nations to take advantage of us any longer.
That’s why I withdrew from the one-sided Paris Climate Accord – and believe me, it was one-sided. Not a good deal for our country. And the job-killing Trans Pacific Partnership, and that’s why we are pursuing a total renegotiation of NAFTA and if we don’t get it, we will terminate – that is end, NAFTA forever.
Every other nation on earth protects its own interests. America is finally going to do the same.
And as we continue to fight for American workers and industry, it won’t be long before we see the Made in America label proudly displayed on thousands of new products all across this great land and exported all around the world.
Thank you, God bless you, God bless America. We are all doing a job, we are working very hard. It will be America First. It will be Make America Great Again. It’s happening.