Trump wants border tax to pay for wall with Mexico: White House
Tourists in San Diego, California, U.S. are seen behind a fence separating Mexico and the United States November 12, 2016. Picture taken from Tijuana, Mexico. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

U.S. President Donald Trump wants a new 20 percent tax on all imports from Mexico to pay for a wall on the southern U.S. border, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Thursday.

No details were available on how the tax would work, but Spicer said Trump wanted it to be part of a tax reform package that the U.S. Congress is contemplating.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Chris Reese)