Mexican President Nieto cancels meeting with Trump

| Updated: Jan 27, 2017 04:30 IST

Washington(D.C.) [U.S.], Jan. 26(ANI): Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a meeting with United States President Donald Trump that had been set for Tuesday after renewed tensions over latter's plan to build a wall on the border. "This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the POTUS," Peña Nieto tweeted. According to CNN, Trump earlier in the day tweeted that it would be better to skip the meeting if Peña Nieto continued to insist Mexico would not pay for the wall, which he had again said as recently as Wednesday evening. Trump's pushback came after Peña Nieto said again on Wednesday that his country "will not pay for any wall," Trump tweeted that they should just skip their planned meeting at the White House. "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting," Trump tweeted and in an earlier tweet he noted the US's trade deficit with Mexico and what he said were the American job losses caused by NAFTA. On Wednesday night, Pena Nieto had said he did not see a need to cancel his trip -- but reiterated that he wouldn't fund the wall.(ANI)