Mexican President Cancels Meeting with Trump via Twitter
Written by Leah Jones on January 27, 2017
iStock/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter Thursday that he canceled a scheduled meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, just one day after Trump signed an executive order calling for the launch of plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“This morning we informed the White House I will not attend the business meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with @POTUS,” he tweeted in Spanish.
Peña Nieto was under intense domestic pressure to cancel after Trump announced the wall policy Wednesday while the Mexican foreign minister was in Washington to meet with top Trump advisers Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus, among others.
For his part, President Trump shared an alternative version of how events unfolded.
During his speech at the GOP retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, Trump said that he and President Peña Nieto “agreed” to cancel their planned meeting in the U.S. next week.
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