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Mexican President Cancels US Trip After Border Wall Dispute With Trump

President Enrique Pena Nieto reportedly had a not-so-friendly phone call with President Donald Trump about the proposed border wall.
Posted at 10:17 AM, Feb 25, 2018

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reportedly called off a trip to the White House after a not-so-friendly border wall conversation with President Donald Trump, according to an administration official. 

The Washington Post first reported that Peña Nieto halted the trip after Trump refused to publicly state that Mexico will not fund his border wall during a phone call last week.

The Trump administration asked Congress for $18 billion to fund construction of the wall last month. But Trump still insists Mexico will pay for it. 

Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail that Mexico would fund a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, though he's also said that payment might come "indirectly" from trade negotiations. Mexico's Foreign Ministry has repeatedly said it won't fund a wall.