Mexican Prez Axes Meeting After Trump Tweet

It appears Mexico is serious about not paying for Trump's border wall
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2017 11:49 AM CST

(Newser) – "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting," President Trump tweeted early Thursday. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who reiterated Wednesday that Mexico wouldn't be funding the wall, wasted little time in doing just that, canceling a meeting set for next Tuesday, CNN reports. Mexican citizens, political analysts, and politicians were surprisingly united in their desire for Peña Nieto to skip the meeting with Trump, reports the Los Angeles Times. In encouraging Peña Nieto to distance himself from Trump, one Mexican senator called the US president an "arrogant and ignorant despot," while a Mexican political analyst said Trump "is a madman who will probably destroy himself." (Read more Enrique Pena Nieto stories.)

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