By Louis Cammarosano
Mr. Trump has made building a wall along the Mexican border and having Mexico pay for it a major theme of his campaign for the Presidency. Donald Trump recently visited Mexico and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. According to reports, Messrs. Trump and Nieto did not discuss the proposed wall that would separate the United States and Mexico. Yesterday, however, A Mexican lawmaker indicated that any attempt to make Mexico pay for the wall should be met with a bill that would expropriate U.S. assets held in the country.
Extreme measures such as expropriation are a dual edged sword. Expropriation of another country’s assets could lead to many forms of retailiation, including expropriation of the expropriating country’s assets.