Mexico’s president cancels visit with Trump

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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gestures Jan. 23 during  a message about foreign affairs at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by REUTERS/Edgard Garrido.

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto gestures Jan. 23 during a message about foreign affairs at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by REUTERS/Edgard Garrido.

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto says he’s informed the White House he has canceled a trip to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump amid tension over a border wall.

Trump had tweeted Thursday morning that if Mexico is unwilling to pay for a wall along the U.S. border, “then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”

The developments come the day after Trump said he will jump-start construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.”

Read more: Paul Ryan: Congress will pay billions for border wall

In a separate tweet Thursday morning, Trump said NAFTA “has been a one-sided deal” with jobs and companies suffering as a result.

Trump has said he wants to renegotiate the NAFTA trade deal with Mexico and Canada. He said Thursday the deal has resulted in “massive numbers of jobs and companies lost.”

The Associated Press wrote this report.

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