May 30, 2018

Mexican president tells Trump about the wall: "Not now, not ever"

onald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto at a meeting with Trump. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto rejected President Trump's suggestion last night that Mexico will pay for the border wall — responding on Twitter that "Mexico will never pay for a wall. Not now, not ever," per The Guardian.

The big picture: The new clash comes at a time when negotiations between both countries and Canada about the NAFTA agreement seem to have stalled. Trump's renewed hardline on immigration could damage his own promise earlier this year to revitalize the trade agreement.

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