Hah! Mexican President Cancels Trip to White House After Trump Insists Mexico Pay for Border Wall in Phone Call
Mexican President Peña Nieto cancelled his trip to the White House this week after President Trump insisted that the Mexican government pay for the border wall between the United States and the failed state of Mexico.
The phone call was leaked to The Washington Post.
President Trump repeatedly promised during the election that Mexico would pay for the border wall.
Trump told reporters again in July at the G20 meetings that Mexico would pay for the wall.
The Washington Post reported:
Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.
Peña Nieto was eyeing an official trip to Washington this month or in early March, but both countries agreed to call off the plan after Trump would not agree to publicly affirm Mexico’s position that it would not fund construction of a border wall that the Mexican people widely consider offensive, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential conversation.
It makes you wonder if this call was purposely leaked to the liberal press?