Mexican President Won't Visit the White House as Planned

Terry Joseph
February 26, 2018

The White House had said in mid-February that the two presidents were working on arranging a meeting.

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.

An unnamed Mexican official added that Peña Nieto's team was anxious Trump would answer a question about funding the border wall during a press conference.

The Mexican president had been planning a trip to Washington in March, but, according to officials in Mexico and the USA, the state visit was called off because Trump refused to agree to publicly recognize Mexico's policy of not paying for the construction of a border wall between the two longterm allies, cited by the Washington Post.

At least one Mexican official, who spoke to the Post on the condition of anonymity, said Trump "lost his temper".

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An avowed promise during Trump's successful presidential campaign, the construction of a 2000-mile wall between Mexico and the USA - as a means of limiting illegal migration - is widely reviled by politicians, pundits and people on both sides of the border.

But this isn't the first time the President's quarrel, Trump and Nieto had the same fight earlier this year.

"President Trump underscored his commitment to expanding cooperation between the United States and Mexico on security, trade, and immigration, ' the readout added".

We will remind, in January of a year ago, trump signed a decree on the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico and increased migration policies. Peña Nieto has repeatedly pointed out that Mexico will not, and last week was seeking assurance from Trump that he would back off the claim, anxious Trump would embarrass him during the visit, particularly since he is trying to get reelected in July.

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