Mexican President Pulls Out Of Planned Meeting With Trump

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gives an address in response to the U.S. presidential election in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The Mexican president said in a brief televised address that he has spoken... Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gives an address in response to the U.S. presidential election in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The Mexican president said in a brief televised address that he has spoken with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him and his family. He said they agreed to meet during the transition period to discuss the U.S.-Mexico relationship. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) MORE LESS
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Thursday that he will not attend a meeting with President Donald Trump originally planned for Jan. 31.

“We have informed the White House this morning that I will not go to the working meeting planned for next Tuesday with @POTUS,” Peña Nieto posted on Twitter in Spanish. “Mexico reiterates its good will to work with the United States to reach agreements favorable to both nations.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Thursday that Trump’s administration “will look for a date to schedule something in the future” and “keep the lines of communication open,” per a pool report.

Trump signaled Thursday morning that he was considering canceling the meeting with Peña Nieto after the Mexican president refused, again, to pay for Trump’s proposed border wall.

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  1. As I predicted.
    Trump will find that Mexicans aren’t fools and won’t be pushed around by a bully.
    This is on trump. this is His doing. His fuck up. He owns this

  2. Good for him!

  3. How long until the tweet from drumpo that he was the one who canceled it.

  4. Quick win for Nieto.

    One more nail in Trump’s coffin on the world stage.

  5. And we descend further into the shit storm unabated, a few steps each day.

    I keep picturing some sad tale of an old farmer who insists he can make it to his house from the barn during a blizzard only to disappear seconds later, his pecked away carcass later discovered at the far end of the field after the spring melt.

    That’s the nation, and I fear the ending is just as horrifying.

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