One of the world's largest cement producers, Mexico's Cemex, is willing to providing the raw materials needed to build President Trump's controversial wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, Reuters reported.
"We will gladly do it," Cemex President Rogelio Zambrano told the newspaper.
It's not certain which other companies might participate in the likely multi-billion dollar project, Zambrano added.
In his first major address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump declared that the construction of a "great wall" will "begin soon."
"It will be started ahead of schedule and, when finished, it will be a very effective weapon against drugs and crime," he said.
Trump has also repeatedly said that Mexico will pay for the wall, though President Enrique Peña Nieto has refuted the idea. Tensions between the 45th commander-in-chief and the Mexican president ran high at the end of January after Nieto had canceled a White House meeting after Trump insisted that Mexico provides the financial resources to construct the wall.
The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
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