In a bold political move, Mexico has cancelled an upcoming meeting with the U.S. and the decision is quickly making headlines.
Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto has taken a stand against newly-elect president Donald Trump.
Esta mañana hemos informado a la Casa Blanca que no asistiré a la reunión de trabajo programada para el próximo martes con el @POTUS.
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) January 26, 2017
Nieto announced on Thursday that he won’t be attending Tuesday’s meeting.
In a video posted on social media, he says Mexico will never pay for the wall, adding the country doesn’t believe in walls.
He says he’s disappointed in America’s decision to move forward with the proposed border.
Nieto says he will do everything in his power to ensure the country’s interests are fairly represented.
He says all 50 of Mexico’s embassies and consulates in the States will now be focusing on defending Mexicans living in the U.S.
President Trump also tweeted about the meeting, saying implying it was a mutual decision “…If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”
Meanwhile, Mexico’s former president Vicente Fox Quesada has also been very vocal about the issue.
He published a celebratory video, claiming that Pena’s move meant that Trump had lost the battle on the controversial wall.
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) January 26, 2017
The former president has been very outspoken about his position.