When last Friday Mexican government sent an invitation to U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump, they probably didn’t expect he would accept it.
But on Wednesday Trump visited Mexico City and talked with President Enrique Pena Nieto just few hours before nominee’s keynote speech on immigration in Arizona.
On Wednesday afternoon Pena Nieto talked about "open and constructive"
meeting he held with Trump. Trump, famous for his rhetoric over migrants, later referred to the Mexican leader as his friend and a "wonderful"
But few hours later two politics didn’t seem to be such good friends any more.
While delivering a speech in in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday night, Trump continued to talk about tough policies to tackle illegal immigration. He also insisted a wall should be constructed on U.S.-Mexican border."We did discuss the wall, we didn’t discuss payment of the wall that will be at a later date, this was a very preliminary meeting, it was an excellent meeting,"
Trump said, summarizing his meeting with Nieto.
Trump again vowed that Mexico would pay for construction of a "great border wall"
between the two countries. "We will build a great wall along the southern border. And Mexico will pay for the wall - 100 percent. They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for the wall,"
Pena Nieto took his turn to talk the same evening via Twitter: “At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall."
Also in a late evening television interview Pena Nieto said Trump is a threat to his country."His policy stances could represent a huge threat to Mexico, and I am not prepared to keep my arms crossed and do nothing. That risk, that threat, must be confronted. I told him that is not the way to build a mutually beneficial relationship for both nations,"
Pena Nieto said.