No Wall? No Meeting: Trump May Cancel Meeting with Mexico’s President


After reports surfaced Wednesday claiming Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will, in fact, not cooperate in funding the border wall, President Donald Trump took to Twitter saying it may be “better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to begin the process of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.  

As a result, reports are claiming President Enrique Peña Nieto may cancel his meeting with Trump that was scheduled for January 31st.

“The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers…of jobs and companies lost,” the president tweeted Thursday morning. “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”

President Trump has said in multiple interviews that U.S. funding will be necessary to begin the construction of the wall, but Mexico will ultimately be paying for the entire thing.

“I’m just telling you there will be a payment,” he told ABC News on Wednesday. “As soon as we can. As soon as we can physically do it.”

According to the Hill, Peña Nieto responded on Wednesday saying Mexico will not be paying for the wall.

“Far from uniting us, it divides us,” said Peña Nieto, reports The Hill. “Mexico does not believe in walls.”

H/T: The Hill

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