Trump Asked Jorge Pérez To Build Mexico Border Wall, But Is Now Ignoring Him

President Donald Trump has not been responding to emails sent by Related Group’s Jorge Pérez in the past few weeks, after Pérez publicly criticized Trump’s plan for a wall on the Mexican border.

According to the WSJ, Trump sent an email to Pérez soon after the election, writing: “Any interest in building a 2,000 mile wall—30’ high—between U.S.A. and Mexico? Call me.” Pérez wrote back that he wasn’t interested, since it would jeopardize his business in Mexico, and because he thought the wall was “immoral.”

In January, Trump came back twice to Pérez with two separate offers for White House positions. Both were rejected by Pérez.

At the end of January, Pérez gave an interview to Bloomberg in which he called the wall “idiotic.” The interview gained wide attention from the national media

Since then, Pérez has sent several “fence-mending letters” to Trump, according to the NYT. Trump has not responded to any of them, although his personal secretary confirmed that they have been read.

 

 

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¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
4 years ago

Perez should build a wall around Trump…designed by Arquitectonica of course.

Marc305
4 years ago

I have met Mr. Perez a couple of times, he seems to be a nice enough guy, but after reading this article I have much respect for him. He is standing up for what he believes in and that says a lot about his character.

Polo
4 years ago

Mr. Perez, stop sending “fence-mending” emails to that JERK. Mexico will survive the Trump administration, but Trump will not survive the Russian connection investigation.

Anonymous
4 years ago

LOL what investigation? You mean people in Trump’s circle fought fire with fire against somebody with connections to forces at odds with the United States like globalist George Soros and Saudi Arabia?

Something tells me if you were alive twenty-five years ago, you would likely be sympathetic to the USSR and claim it would survive Bush’s first term.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Noooo…he meant Faux News and the rest of you rightwingers for the longest accused Obama of being a commie while you waited to get a true communist sympathizer and conspirator in office. Russia made sure colluding Trump became POTUS by hacking into this country’s computers to smear Hillary and make her appear crooked. Trump and his cronies will pay Putin and Russia back by overturning certain sanctions to rebound their oil prices and economy.

Anonymous
4 years ago

LOL you don’t even need Russia to know Hillary is crooked. Of course, the lamestream never reported on it unless it could be spin doctored to make her look like an old lady scammed on the phone by identity theft. It was more about Assange anyway, who Sweden wants to convict for rape while Afghan and Somali refugees get away with sexual assault every night. Oh right, but that’s “fake news.” So fake, it dominated the talking points yesterday.

The sanctions are B.S. anyway. For what, invading Crimea? It’s my understanding most people would rather be under Russia where they took over, and we have no national interests out there anyway. Meanwhile, leftards believe Iranian sanctions are a crime against humanity. Hell, Russia can deal with Iran in like two seconds.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Oh, you mean like the way the lame stream media didn’t talk about Benghazi for one thousand days straight like Faux Snooze or rancid wing radio wanted them too?! Or the spinning that went down when that video came out showing Trump talking about women in masochistic terms and we were told to think of as just “boys locker room talk.” Yeah, here’s something that really didn’t get reported on much – The sexual harassment accusations on Chairman and CEO of Fox News, ROGER AILES. Hell, even Gretta got outta Dodge (damn, he even scared Gretta!). Women on Fox News started coming out of the wood works so much that the dirty old man had to hurry up and resign. But I know that means nothing to you conservafarts. Republicon get busted trying to buy cocaine…so what. Republicon get busted trying to get some gay sex on in an airport men’s restroom…so what. As long as they have an (R) before their name, who cares.

“The sanctions are B.S. anyway.”

No, Iraq having weapons of Mass Destruction was B.S., and we’re gonna pay for that lie for a long time.

Anonymous
4 years ago

The fact that you go completely off topic using the women’s card shows your ignorance and refusal to even think critically on either side.

Anonymous
4 years ago

That’s funny, especially coming from the person who wrote:

“Never mind the fact she’s a Clinton and already orchestrated a portfolio of scams.”

Tell us again how Hillary Clinton paid out $25 million to settle a fraud case against Clinton University because of her scams?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Except Trump University was completely legal. Anything involving getting rich off real estate will result in some failure because it’s how the market works. I could tell you to take out loans and flip houses, but does that make me a con artist if you end up losing money>

Hillary using her precious non-profit Clinton Foundation as a money laundering vehicle for sweatshops in Haiti and pay-to-play is illegal. Taking money from oppressive Islamist regimes with ISIS connections to approve oil pipelines is corruption.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Trump University was not an accredited University or College. You couldn’t get a degree in that fraudulent school, and it came under investigation by the N.Y. Attorney General’s office. That’s why Trump was slapped with a lawsuit for scamming people out of thousands of dollars.

Now, name when and what year the Clinton Foundation came under investigation by the U.S. Attorney General’s office for illegal business practices?

suomynona
4 years ago

If Drumpf U was “completely legal” Drumpf wouldn’t have agreed to pay a legal settlement. Derp.

Anonymous
4 years ago

It’s their fault not understanding it wasn’t accredited. The settlement was out of good faith like the PBIA lawsuit.

Alex
4 years ago

All Politicos are Crooked (how do you think they get to the top) some are more crooked then others hence why we have the Nazis in the white house this year. Trump has been known for all his SCAMS here in South Florida for Years…

I go BY THE HANDLE RX727SFL on Skyscrapercity

Folks i am not Anonymous…

I am not affiliated to any DIctators or a CHURCH or afraid to vote a woman in power because it might piss off the WRONG PEOPLE on the other side of the world who see women as a lesser species because of their religion.

I am not a Woman who HATES other WOMAN or a person who thinks that some Billionaire is going to hand me a CHECK and make me RICH…

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN? NEWSFLASH!!!! MORONS

AMERICA IS AWESOME we have highspeed internet we do not have to go fetch our water out of some dirty mud puddle, we do not have to read the same book each night to entertain ourselves. we do not have to worry about what we are going to eat tomorrow because you either have foodstamps or you have money or you have crack you can smoke. you have options!
want a better life? get a second job, stop drinking, gambling, whoring around town, save your money, be wiser with it, that is what IMMIGRANTS DO!

YOU CAN STALK ME, i carry a concealed Arms Permit, know your laws before you do something stupid just saying NOT ANONYMOUS HERE!

miami1
4 years ago

Coño Rx take it easy brother jaja, I know you for your great posts and insights on SkyscraperCity. I don’t care what anyone’s political affiliation is, this is a free country. If you want your opinion to be respected then respect the opinion of others too, that’s all I’m saying. Nazis in the White house? Come on…then under Obama we had Stalinists? See how anyone can exaggerate things. Lets keep the discussion rational and the finger off the trigger please.

suomynona
4 years ago

I’m not going to call the current administration Nazis. But let’s be very clear, Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon have very strong alt-right, neo-fascists, neo-Nazis, and white nationalist ties. That is legitimately concerning.

Anonymous
4 years ago

So it’s all about Hillary being a women again? Never mind the fact she’s a Clinton and already orchestrated a portfolio of scams when Trump started taking off. BTW, our internet is, as Trump would say, like a Third World country compared to South Korea and Norway speeds. Water quality is also poor for a developed country, and fluoridation does more harm than good.

While, you’re being facetious about other stuff, whatever.

Polo
4 years ago

Well said.

Andrea
4 years ago

Mr. Perez, no need to associate yourself with that wall.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Smart to stay away from Trump… but hopefully Perez doesn’t get deported.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Me alegro.
He’s too old not to know you never burn your bridges.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Gee you and Trump are so sensitive…all he did was call the wall “idiotic.”

Not a Related Employee
4 years ago

I’ve met and have dealt with Jorge himself. Guy is a dirt bag.

He doesn’t want the wall because he has tons invested in developments with dirty money in Mexico, Columbia, Cuba, Brazil, etc.

Mr. Holy Jorge has no issues foreclosing on condo buyers or allowing shark practices to go on, or taking in dirty money. Better yet, let’s add the museum you had the tax payers swallow or the behind the door deals with MDC.

Corrupt.

Anonymous
4 years ago

So, does that mean the “wall” is not an idiotic idea?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yes, especially when you support communist Cuba and pinko banana republic governments, which people flee from through the Mexican border, many expecting our society to transform into a carbon copy of the third world shithole which they fled in the first place.

Anonymous
4 years ago

You mean like the way Trump is cozying up to Communist Russia who bombs Syria so much that Syrians are scattering to whatever countries they can get into including the USA?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Russia is not communist anymore, and Putin is allied with Syria, who is fighting ISIS. The migrant crisis uses ISIS as an excuse, despite many people not even coming from Syria and Iraq. Troll harder next time.

Anonymous
4 years ago

“ColOmbia” o instead of u

Andrew
4 years ago

How would a wall stop anyone from buying high-end condos in Mexico, Columbia, Cuba, Brazil, etc? I’m pretty sure the people he is selling to can buy plane tickets (or already live there) and won’t be deterred by a wall between us and Mexico. Last time I checked Mexico is not those countries and there are not people streaming OUT of the U.S. to go to Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, etc. And isn’t the wall supposed to keep people OUT of the U.S., not stop people from LEAVING the U.S. to buy luxury condos in Mexico, Columbia, Cuba, Brazil, etc? But lets go ahead and waste money building a wall that will take 15 seconds to cross just to show what pricks we are. #USA! #USA!

Miami1
4 years ago

What did Perez expect after basically telling the President to f%ck off!! He wants to keep selling his condos to all the corrupt Mexican politicians laundering their money in the US…

marc
4 years ago

Or maybe he knows like most of us that the idea of building a wall to stop illegal aliens from coming and expecting Mexico to pay for it is ludicrous.

Miami1
4 years ago

That is not the point, Perez could’ve politely declined the offer to build the wall but instead he went public insulting the President, calling the wall “idiotic” and now he wants Trump to respond to him…YUGE MISTAKE!!!

¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
4 years ago

“he went public insulting the President, calling the wall “idiotic””

No, he said the idea of a wall is idiotic, not the president. Honestly, You should be just as critical of the presidents ideas as Perez is. He’s an elected official (ie public servant) not god.

Miami1
4 years ago

“You should be just as critical of the presidents ideas as Perez is.” Wrong!!! I can think for myself and I agree with the President in stopping ILLEGAL immigration. If I say your ideas are “idiotic”, then by extension I’m calling you an idiot. Perez could have said the wall is wrong, it won’t work, it is ill advised etc. Instead the choice of words he used were meant to publicly ridicule and insult the President. President Trump is not God and deserves criticism whenever is appropriate but at the same time the President deserves respect even if you don’t agree with the person who is holding office at the moment.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Wow, a “bleeding heart” trump supporter. You must’ve been very very angry at Trump for the “choice of words he used” which “were meant to publicly ridicule and insult” the other republican candidates in debates during his campaign.

Anonymous
4 years ago

At least he had competition, unlike the rigged private club known as the DNC which colluded against Bernie Sanders.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Oh, you mean like the way FBI director, James B. Comey used his office to collude with Donnie boy Trump just days before the election to tilt the outcome in his favor?

Anonymous
4 years ago

What outcome? Almost every prediction claimed Hillary was winning. Also, no evidence exists supporting Comey colluding with Trump. In fact, Trump criticized him for initially not moving forward with the investigation in July. If it actually was true, it would be hilarious with him being an Obama appointee and all. Karma exists, or so they say.

If anything tilted the election in the final hour, it was Trump working hard on the campaign trail while Hillary had Hollywood shriek and shill for her.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Big deal, Obama appointed republicans to his cabinet. Really fishy how Comey came out talking about non-consequential e-mails and Hillary a few days before the election.

And yeah, Trump was working hard alright, he was working hard whipping up white rightwing hate groups.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Sure, because such right wing hate groups considered voting for Hillary, and left wing hate group (AKA terrorists) sympathizers for Trump. Trump won because of the working class, many of which voted for Obama. I’m sure you understand, but act in complete denial.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Please, only you Faux News worshipers live in denial land. The working class was scared to death about losing their jobs when Bush was POTUS. Unemployment at 4.9 percent under Obama has the working class in this country praising him and singing “hallaluja.”

Anonymous
4 years ago

LOL I didn’t even say anything about Bush and Fox News, but you bring it up anyway.

The working class has been concerned about losing their jobs since the 1970s from competition and offshoring. Manufacturing actually increased during Bush’s terms, albeit little.

Anonymous
4 years ago

You were talking about the “working class” weren’t you? What would the working class in this country be worried about concerning the Democrats other than their jobs? And don’t say “illegal immigrants.” Because Ronald Reagan opened the spigot to that flow across the Mexican border.

The Cons know how to pimp lies and fear, and they lied about the economy and pumped fear the terrorist who are coming to kill you to get the most racist and dumbest in the United States to vote for Trump.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Reagan signed the Democrat-majority amnesty bill with the assumption the border would be fixed. It never happened, which is why you should never trust the DemocRATS from the Big of Pigs to ACA.

miami1
4 years ago

I voted for Marco Rubio in the primaries you “bleeding heart” snowflake, he lost so Trump was a better choice than whatever the DNC wanted to shove down America’s throat!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

I bet you never worried a job as long as Obama was President, huh miami1?

I bet Bush Jr. almost had you and family on food stamps.

miami1
4 years ago

jaja I’ve been working since I was 16, when Bush senior was president, paid myself through college and earn above six figures. You must have had a Freudian slip..

Andrew
4 years ago

Someone just got triggered. Good call voting for Rubio/Trump while thinking of things being shoved down throats. You must have thought Rubio and Trump had more to offer in the shoving-down-throat category than Hillary (which I would presume Rubio does! Trump, doubtful)

miami1
4 years ago

So libs are homophobes too…

Anonymous
4 years ago

It works for Mexico on southern border against Central America, and the money they get from tariffs they impose on us could fund it all in no time. It was my understanding that we were supposed to have free trade with Mexico, meaning no tariff either side.

marc
4 years ago

Yeah right, check the mileage and terrain on the US/Mex border. Also, you really think the taxpayer doesn’t get screwed in the end? Lastly regardless of any physical deterrent you’re still going to get illegals as that’s not the only way in here. Spending billions for a wall is “idiotic”.

Miami1
4 years ago

Then tonight let the door of your apartment open and tell the security guard at the lobby that anyone off the street is welcome to enter your home…it is idiotic to lock you door at night.

Andrew
4 years ago

It would be more similar if your apartment was open air with no roof and someone could just climb over your door and the security guard wasn’t able to keep up because your door was 2000 miles long. Climbing walls and fences is not hard. Done it many times, bigly. I just saw a news report a little while back where a guy climbed the current barrier, saw the reporter, climbed back to other side, and then did an interview through the barrier. Looks like reporters (or any other human) can keep more people from crossing illegally than a barrier can.

Anonymous
4 years ago

The current fence is easy to climb because it’s short and literally has landing mats from Vietnam surplus. I’d like to see somebody pregnant with ten children climb an actual wall, let alone dig deep enough before being caught. It helps now that border patrol agents are actually allowed to do their jobs, unlike Obama letting people cross to be caught and released.

Oscar
4 years ago

You know that 40% of illegal immigrants come here legally and just overstay their visas, right? Wall does nothing.

Anonymous
4 years ago

So, over half is still a lot. I appreciate you proving my point even more.

Anonymous
4 years ago

And you also know that those that arrive by air came with a visa, we know who they are and that they are overstaying and if they are caught or try to return to their countries and then comeback again the visas will be revoked….let’s just not enforce the laws and let everyone in since we know who is jumping the fence…

Anonymous
4 years ago

You’re right to some extent, but Trump consistently said it doesn’t need to cover the geographical barriers which are basically no man’s land. The wall frankly is the cheapest aspect. Actually enforcing existing immigration laws is costlier.

suomynona
4 years ago

The wall is cheap? Homeland Security’s own report says the wall will cost $22B. That doesn’t include maintenance costs or the cost to man the wall.

Nor will the wall actually stop people illegally entering. There are already tunnels and they will just dig more. Don’t be naive. A large percentage of illegal immigrants don’t even come into the US via Mexico.

The wall is “idiotic”.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Which is why I said the wall is the cheapest aspect… Twenty-two billion is chump change compared to the waste in the government, especially services provided to illegals as privileges.

I’m sure the border patrol is aware of tunnels, which would be eliminated in the construction. If you even try to dig a new one, the border patrol will notice. Are you that narrow-minded believing building a wall is all there is to Trump’s plan?

I’d love to hear your plan on keeping illegals out.

suomynona
4 years ago

$22B is not chump change. You can’t talk about the wall without talking about how much it will cost to maintain it for the next 50 years or how much it will cost to man it.

That’s like buying a home and ignoring home owners insurance, the cost of utilities, or not caring about what interior furniture and appliances will actually run you, or how much renovations cost, etc.

The wall is not needed and a waste of money. Spend that $22B on infrastructure, education and clean/green job training for all those “coal miners”.

Anonymous
4 years ago

“Green jobs” is the biggest Democrat scam after shovel-ready jobs from the stimulus package. Besides, coal mining here are the greenest jobs compared to what countries do where so many foreigners come from. Yet climate change is all America and the rest of the First World’s fault?

Josh
4 years ago

Screw Perez… #MAGA

Edin
4 years ago

I voted for Trump,but regarding the WALL,I’m with Perez.