Donald Trump visited the President of Mexico on Wednesday, and though Donald Trump says they didn’t discuss who would pay for a potential border wall, President Enrique Peña Nieto recently called his bluff.
Throughout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the GOP nominee has maintained that Mexico will pay for a border wall, which would cost an estimated $12-25 billion in investment before maintenance.
However, during a brief Q&A following remarks from both Trump and Peña Nieto Wednesday, Trump said that he didn’t bring up the hallmark campaign talking point during their discussion:
“We didn’t discuss payment for the wall.”
The subdued statement was unlike Trump’s usual rabble-rousing rallying behavior:
However, later that evening Peña Nieto tweeted out that he made it clear the two had spoken about the potential wall payment, saying this:
Al inicio de la conversación con Donald Trump dejé claro que México no pagará por el muro.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) August 31, 2016
Translation: At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump, I made it clear that Mexico would not pay for the wall.
Peña Nieto has been critical of Trump’s immigration proposals since earlier this election cycle, when he said there was “no scenario” in which Mexico would pay for Trump’s proposed border wall.
Soon after, Trump fired back:
Mexico will pay for the wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2016
Then, yet again, Peña Nieto stated:
Repito lo que le dije personalmente, Sr. Trump: México jamás pagaría por un muro. http://bit.ly/2c18BQ2
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) September 1, 2016
Translation: I repeat what I told you personally, Mr. Trump: Mexico will never pay for a wall.
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