Mexican president cancels meeting with Donald Trump over wall

Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump engage in war of words on Twitter on issue

Hours after US president Donald Trump vowed to make Mexico pay for his border wall between the nations, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto again rejected Mr Trump’s demand that Mexico pay for it. Video: Reuters

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday he had scrapped plans to meet Donald Trump next week after the US president tweeted Mexico should cancel the meeting if it was not prepared to pay for his proposed border wall.

“This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the work meeting planned for next Tuesday with the POTUS,” Pena Nieto said on Twitter, referring to Trump.

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