Trump Administration Just Took Its First Step Toward Building the Mexican Border Wall — Fortune

The Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to begin soliciting pitches for a prototype design of President Trump’s proposed wall along the Mexican border. The notice, put out on the department’s website Friday, says contractors can submit proposals starting March 6. Submissions for the concept designs will then close on March 10, with applicants narrowed down by the 20th. The remaining vendors must then satisfy the full proposal request and offer an estimated price.

Homeland Security said it’s possible that multiple winners will be selected. It plans to announce the winning design(s) of the wall, which runs nearly 2,000 miles, in mid-April.

via Trump Administration Just Took Its First Step Toward Building the Mexican Border Wall — Fortune

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Friday, January 27, 2017 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day

steve-bannon1. The Trump Administration, yet again, attacked the First Amendment when the chief strategist, Steve Bannon, told the media, “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while. The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work.” Continuing Bannon said of the press that “You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.” He reminded of how the press got it totally wrong in the Presidential Election, which they did, saying that, “the election was “a humiliating defeat that they will never wash away, that will always be there.” Members of the press and media were quick to respond, No.

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Mexican Prez Calls Off Meeting With Trump, Trump Calls for 20% Tariff on Mexican Imports

 

President Trump has received what he asked for in a tweet Thursday. Trump tweeted in part, “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.” The meeting was scheduled for January 31,which has led to the Mexican President to call off the meeting in Washington.

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto cancels trip to White House in wake of Donald Trump border wall comments

Pena Nieto took to social media on Thursday to announce the cancellation.

via Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto cancels trip to White House in wake of Donald Trump border wall comments — Global News

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has cancelled his scheduled trip to the White House next week to meet with President Donald Trump.

Pena Nieto took to social media on Thursday to announce the cancellation.

“This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the @POTUS.” The Mexican president said. “Mexico reiterates its willingness to work with the United States to achieve agreements in favour of both Nations.”