Mexican President cancels trip to Washington after provocative call with Trump

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

Mexican President cancels trip to Washington after provocative call with Trump

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

25 February 2018 Sunday 12:07
Mexican President cancels trip to Washington after provocative call with Trump

By Azania Post Reporter

Enrique Pena Nieto, Presidentof Mexico has cancelled his trip to the United States amid misunderstanding with President Donald Trump, media have reported.

The CNN said the Mexican President had a tense phone conversation with President Trump which sent the leaders to a standstill.

He had arranged to visit Washington in March this year, CNN said quoting the White House official.

The official said the trip was put on hold due to a phone call on February 20.

CNN quoted the Washington Post, which first reported the cancellation, which wrote that officials from both countries told the paper that Peña Nieto "called off the plan after Trump would not agree to publicly affirm Mexico's position that it would not fund construction of a border wall."

The White House official said later that official said the call was "less hostile" than the one that occurred between the two leaders a year ago, but "no more productive" than that call either.

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

US officials described the President as being "frustrated and exasperated, saying Trump believed it was unreasonable for Peña Nieto to expect him to back off his crowd-pleasing campaign promise of forcing Mexico to pay for the wall."

Updated: 25.02.2018 12:59
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