- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Actor Matt Damon said he wants the people of Mexico to know that most Americans don’t support President Trump’s proposed border wall.

Mr. Damon gave his two cents on the president’s plan while sitting down with People magazine to promote his new movie “The Great Wall,” a fantasy monster movie set in China that premieres in theaters Friday.

“I’m not a believer in walls,” the actor said. “I believe that history belongs to the cooperators, and nor am I of a mind that Mexico is going to pay for our infrastructure anymore than we’re going to pay for their highways — that’s just not going to happen.

“But that’s where we are and we’ll see how it all plays out,” he added. “Hopefully the people of Mexico understand that the people of our country, the majority of them don’t believe that we should be putting any walls up.”

President Trump has vowed to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico foot at least part, if not all, of the bill. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has repeatedly rejected the proposal.

According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, 59 percent of voters oppose the border wall while 38 percent support it. Opposition to the wall jumped to 63 percent if the U.S. has to pay for it.

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