Trump would ‘cut off cash to Mexico’

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Mr Trump said paying for the wall will be an easy decision for Mexico

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he would cut off cash sent to Mexico to force them to pay for a border wall with the US.

In a memo sent to the Washington Post, Mr Trump writes that he would change a law to cut off money transfers to Mexico.

“It’s an easy decision for Mexico,” he writes in the memo, describing it as a “one-time payment of $5-10 billion”.

Voters in Wisconsin are picking their presidential candidates.

They are going to the polls on Tuesday in a vote that could reshape the Republican race, with front-runner Donald Trump facing a challenge from Ted Cruz.

Asked about the memo at a campaign stop in Wisconsin, he said he stood by it.

“Absolutely, 100%,” he told reporters. “The wall is a fraction of the kind of money in many ways that Mexico takes from the US.”

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