Guatemalan president offers Trump 'cheap labor' for border wall

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, a TV comedian by trade, is offering Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE "cheap labor" to build a border wall with Mexico.


"To the gentleman who wants to build a wall, I offer cheap labor," Morales said during a Facebook Live interview by The New York Times en Español.

"We have high quality labor, and we'll gladly build," Morales added. "Tell us the dimensions, and we know how to do it."

Asked what advice he would give to a future U.S. president who wishes to end illegal immigration, Morales took a more serious tone.

"We will contribute. We believe — although I have no reason to involve myself in U.S. migratory policy — we believe that it is necessary to think about migratory reform where many people who are there in an irregular manner will be regularized." 

Morales said he believes legalizing undocumented immigrants will benefit the United States economically because those immigrants would "contribute more and pay more taxes."

He also spoke of "human talent" that Guatemala is losing to the United States and of programs to promote employment in Guatemala to keep its citizens at home.

Trump's campaign has centered on the promise of building a border wall and will coerce Mexico in to paying for it.

You can watch the Spanish-language interview in the video player above.