A scheduled meeting between Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump was cancelled by the Mexican President today. Nieto stated, “This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the POTUS.”
This followed a tweet from President Trump earlier in the day that said, “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”
The meeting was set for next week. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated, when asked about the cancellation, “We’ll look for a date to schedule something in the future. We will keep the lines of communication open.”
The Mexican President stated in a video posted on Twitter, “Mexico does not believe in walls. I’ve said time again; Mexico will not pay for any wall.” That video was posted last night, January 25th, following a statement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the wall will cost $12 to $15 billion.
If nothing else, it seems clear the President Donald Trump intends on following through on his campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall between the two countries.