Mexican President Cancels US Trip After Border Wall Dispute With Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the G20 Summit in Hamburg July 2017

"The two leaders agreed now was not the immediate right time for a visit but that they would have their teams continue to talk and work together", Reuters news agency quoted a senior USA official as saying.

Mexico and the United States have shelved tentative plans for a visit to Washington by President Enrique Pena Nieto as tensions persist over a proposed border wall, USA media reported Saturday. Officials from the USA and Mexico say President Trump refused to agree publicly to affirm Nieto's position that his country will not fund construction of a border wall.

The Washington Post, which first reported the delay earlier on February 24, said the two leaders spoke for about 50 minutes on Feb.20.

"The fact is, we are both in a little bit of a political bind because I have to have Mexico pay for the wall", Trump told Peña Nieto, according to a transcript of the call. "It's not even business; it's personal, driven by motivations and triggers, and that's a huge problem", he said, adding that, "It could end up with the United States asking itself, 'Who lost Mexico?'" cited by the Washington Post.




Peña Nieto, who is facing a presidential election in July, was expected to visit the White House this month or in March.

"We enjoy a great relationship with Mexico and the two administrations have been working for a year to deepen our cooperation across a range of issues including security, immigration, trade and economics", said National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton.

But those plans are no more and it appears it is because President Donald Trump won't promise to stop saying Mexico is going to pay for a border wall. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, (top L-R) Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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