Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Thursday he will not attend a planned meeting next week with President Trump.
“This morning we informed the White House that I will not attended the work meeting planned for next Tuesday with @POTUS,” Peña Nieto tweeted in announcing the cancellation.
Esta mañana hemos informado a la Casa Blanca que no asistiré a la reunión de trabajo programada para el próximo martes con el @POTUS.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 26, 2017
he Mexican leader was irked by Trump’s announcement that he plans to move forward with his promise to erect a wall along the U.S. southern border — and eventually force Mexico to foot the bill.”The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets Thursday morning. “It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers 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.”
Peña Nieto was scheduled to visit the White House on Jan. 31.