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It looks like Donald Trump may have some issues building that wall after all.
The president of the United States made a big promise during his campaign that he would build a wall in Mexico. Well, he may have some trouble with such a move.
After saying that he would have Mexico pay or reimburse the United States for the wall, the Mexican president Peña Nieto has other things in mind.
Un mensaje para todos los mexicanos: pic.twitter.com/EFcNh7fQtm
Last night, Nieto said the following on Twitter, “Mexico does not believe in walls. I’ve said time again; Mexico will not pay for any wall.” He later continued, “Mexico offers its friendship to the people of the United States and expresses its wish to arrive at agreements with its government, deals that will be in favor of Mexico and the Mexicans.”
Trump reacted with a tweet responding to the claims.
The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
Today, it was announced that he will not carry on with a planned meeting with Trump next week.
México reitera su voluntad de trabajar con los Estados Unidos para lograr acuerdos en favor de ambas naciones.
Esta mañana hemos informado a la Casa Blanca que no asistiré a la reunión de trabajo programada para el próximo martes con el @POTUS.
Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that open an opportunity to build the wall.
We’ll keep you up to date on the latest.