Mexican President Cancels Trip To Washington After Heated Call With Trump

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    Neither leaders will back down from their stance on Mexico paying for Trump’s border wall.

    The president of Mexico halted upcoming plans to visit the White House after a reportedly tense phone conversation with President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post.

    U.S. and Mexican officials told the Post that President Enrique Peña Nieto called off his visit to Washington D.C. after Trump refused his request to publicly affirm Mexico’s ongoing stance that the country will not pay for a border wall between the two countries during a phone call on Tuesday.

    President Peña Nieto has long maintained that Mexico will not pay for Trump’s plans to fortify the border with a wall, as the country finds even the gesture offensive.

    The officials who were familiar with the call spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity because the 50-minute call was confidential.

    A White House official confirmed with CNN that Peña Nieto’s meeting with Trump was tentatively scheduled for March, but was placed on hold after their conversation.

    A three-sentence White House readout of the phone call did not specifically mention Trump’s multibillion-dollar border wall, but it did note that the president “underscored his commitment to expanding cooperation between the United States and Mexico on security, trade, and immigration.”

    According to the Washington Post, Peña Nieto and Trump spent a “considerable portion” of the phone call discussing the border wall.

    A Mexican official told the paper that Trump “lost his temper” during Tuesday’s conversation. U.S. officials said Trump was frustrated and exasperated because he thought Peña Nieto was being unreasonable for expecting him to walk back plans for his controversial campaign promise, according to the Post.



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    Good for President Peña Nieto! I salute him for standing his ground.
     
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    Good. I am disappointed that Obama allowed the drugs just to get a failed Iran deal.
     
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    Damn I missed out on them again....
     
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    you misspelled reagan
     
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    More daily drivel from our Media "watchdogs" and their minions.
    :gives:
     
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    Well it's a good thing he cancelled. He probably would have gotten caught by the Border Patrol while he was swimming across the Rio Grande, and deported.
     
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    Trump is on a roll. Making America Great Again.

    So the Mexican President got smart with Trump on the phone while he was trying to get an invitation to the White House and Trump told him to eat shit. Told that toad Mexico was going to pay for the wall one way or another.

    Does NAFTA ring any bells Nieto?

    This is Hillaryous. After decades of Mexico thinking America should pay for Mexico's welfare with massive trade deficits, now Trump is laying down the law.

    Hey, Nancy, you better get down there and mow the grass so it's not in the way of constructing the wall.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto postponed plans for the Mexican leader's first visit to the White House, after a testy phone call involving Trump's push for a border wall, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday."

    Mexican president's visit to White House postponed after testy Trump call
     
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    I am sure someone is losing sleep over it...
     
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    Yes, anyone working at an auto factory in Mexico who is concerned that factory might return back home to the US of A.
     
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