Tag: Enrique Peña Nieto

Trump Told Mexican Leader Wall Is ‘Least Important Thing’

The Washington Post published transcripts of President Trump’s Jan. 27 phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Jan. 28 phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday, revealing startling insight into the president’s approach to negotiations. In speaking with Peña Nieto, Trump repeatedly asked the Mexican president to stop saying that…

Trump Won’t Pull U.S. Out of NAFTA

President Donald Trump has announced that he will not pull the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite numerous promises to do so. Trump informed the leaders of Mexico and Canada of his decision Wednesday, and the White House later confirmed that the president had “agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this…

Trump Threatens To Send Troops To Mexico To Take Care Of ‘Bad Hombres’

President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpt of the call did not make…

Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports Take Legal Action Over Trump’s Order

Right after President Trump signed an executive order that bans U.S. entry from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia for 90 days while suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, the rule already faces partial challenge in court. Immigration lawyers acting on behalf of two Iraqi men, one a former U.S.…

President Trump To Meet With British Prime Minister Theresa May

President Trump is hosting his first world leader Friday, holding talks and a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May. May and Trump separately addressed congressional Republicans on Thursday, with May touting the benefits of a strong United Nations, NATO alliance, and European Union, all organizations Trump has disparaged. Britain is looking to…

Mexican President Cancels Meeting With Trump [VIDEO]

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he will not attend a planned Jan. 31 meeting with President Donald J. Trump, hours after Trump tweeted the meeting should be canceled if Mexico won’t pay for a border wall. Pena Nieto’s message on Twitter ended days of uncertainty about what he would do. BREAKING: Mexican President Enrique…

Mexican President to Trump: My Nation ‘Demands Respect’

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday condemned President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. “Mexico offers and demands respect, like the completely sovereign nation that we are,” he said. “Mexico does not believe in walls.” Nieto emphasized, once again, that his country “will not pay for a wall.” He added, “I regret and reproach the…

Trump Expected To Order Construction Of Mexican Border Wall

On Wednesday, President Trump will order the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials told The New York Times. Trump will sign an executive order at the Department of Homeland Security ordering that federal funds be shifted in order to build the wall, which during his campaign he vowed would be…

Mexican President Reiterates Mexico Won’t Pay For Trump’s Wall

On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump assured Americans that while taxpayers will initially fund his border wall, Mexico will eventually reimburse the cost. “I don’t feel like waiting a year or year and a half,” Trump told the media at his first press conference in nearly six months. “We’re going to start building. Mexico in some…

Trump Wants Congress To Fund ‘Great Wall’, Mexico Will Pay ‘Later’

Trump’s team told GOPers in Congress that the incoming administration would like to fund a long-promised wall at the Mexican border through the appropriations process. Throughout the campaign, Trump promised that he would get Mexico to pay for the wall. Transition officials have told House GOP leaders in private meetings they’d like to pay for…

Mexican Senator Wants Anti-Trump Law

Armando Rios Piter, an opposition senator for the center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution, plans on introducing a piece of legislation next week that would allow the Mexican government to retaliate against the U.S. under a potential Donald Trump administration if he were to inflict expropriations or economic losses on Mexico to help pay for…

Trump: Mexico Will ‘100 Percent’ Pay for Wall

Hours after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he’d warned Donald Trump that Mexico would not pay for any wall between the two countries, Trump doubled down and told a crowd in Phoenix that Mexico would cover all costs of the wall. “Mexico will pay for the wall, 100 percent. They don’t know it yet,…

Nieto: Mexico Will Not Pay for Wall

A spokesman for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told Reuters that he and Donald Trump did discuss who would pay for the wall the GOP presidential nominee has promised to build if elected. The spokesman said Nieto told Trump that Mexico would not pay for it. This runs counter to what Trump said in a…

Trump To Meets With President Of Mexico

Donald Trump is reportedly planning to squeeze in a trip to Mexico to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto hours before his planned speech on immigration on Wednesday. The visit has not been confirmed and there are logistical concerns as to how it could be pulled off. Hillary Clinton was also reportedly invited to…

Mexico’s President New Steps Against Crime, Corruption [VIDEO]

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday announced a series of measures to stem the infiltration of organized crime into municipalities and city halls around the country following the wave of protests over the disappearance of 43 teaching students two months ago in the southern state of Guerrero. In a national address, Peña Nieto revealed…