Building His Own Wall: Trump's Most Controversial Comments

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Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S. August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTSKQZ0

In about two months, the United States will have a new president who will be tasked with confronting a list of pressing issues including immigration, ISIS, and the stagnating economy – just to name a few. As democratic nominee Hillary Clinton attempts to stay out of the limelight after the discovery of 15,000 new deleted emails, her rival Donald Trump, took a trip outside the country.

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Early Wednesday afternoon, Trump made his way across the border to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Although the meeting between Trump and Peña Nieto was private, trade, drugs, illegal immigration, and of course, the wall, were all topics of discussion.

Illegal immigration and U.S.-Mexico relations have been prime focal points of Trump’s campaign. However, the Republican presidential nominee’s comments and social media posts on the subject have caused problems with the Hispanic community.

As he sits down with Peña Nieto and gears up for his highly-anticipated immigration speech later Wednesday evening, put together a few of Donald Trump’s most controversial comments about Mexico.  

Cinco de Mayo

Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his love for the classic Mexican cuisine - the taco bowl.  

A common mistake...

Trump went on the attack, telling then presidential candidate Jeb Bush, no one cares that he speaks Mexican. It's true, people only care that he speaks Spanish.  

Probably not the best choice of words

The Republican presidential nominee is known for his blatant disregard for political correctness, and for speaking his mind. He did just that during his presidential announcement speech in New York City, on June 16.

“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best. They're not sending you, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they're telling us what we're getting.”

- Donald Trump

If you build it, they will come

He went on in his speech to talk about how he will handle illegal immigration. Trump's supporters are waiting to see whether he will deliver on his promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

"I will build a great wall -- and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me -- and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."

- Donald Trump

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