US President Donald Trump has rejected a demand from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto that Trump should withdraw his request that Mexico must pay for a proposed wall on the US-Mexico border.
Speaking on Saturday at a campaign rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania for a Republican congressional candidate, Trump gave some details of a tense phone call he had last month with Pena Nieto that led to the cancellation of plans for the Mexican leader’s first official visit to Washington.
Trump called Pena Nieto a “really nice guy” who made his request respectfully. The US president brought up the issue when the crowd started chanting “Build that Wall.”
“He said, ‘Mr. President, I would like you to make a statement that Mexico will not pay for the wall,’” Trump said. “I said, ‘Are you crazy? I am not making that statement,’” Trump said he replied.
When Pena Nieto insisted, Trump said he told him, “Bye, bye. There is no…