Mexico will not pay for a border wall, Pena Nieto tells Donald Trump

Mexico: Mexico will not pay for any border wall built by the United States, President Enrique Pena Nieto told visiting US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday.

"At the start of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall," Pena Nieto wrote on Twitter after meeting with Trump, in reference to a wall on the countries' shared border that the real estate magnate has vowed to build if elected US president.

Trump had told reporters after the meeting that the issue of who would pay for a wall did not come up during the conversation, despite him saying persistently throughout his campaign that Mexico would bear the financial burden for the highly controversial project.

The provocative billionaire candidate made a surprise visit to Mexico in the heat of the presidential race, seeking to seize control of the narrative and portray himself as a capable statesman on the international stage


Updated Date: Oct 25, 2016 13:49 PM

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