President Trump: Mexico Should Cancel Meeting If They Won’t Pay for Wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Construction on the area around the port of entry from Mexico to the United States continues next to the border wall in San Ysidro, California, Wednesday. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

President Donald Trump on Thursday said his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto should cancel his upcoming visit to Washington if Mexico refuses to pay for a wall along the border.

“The U.S. has a $60B trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA, with massive numbers … of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting,” Trump said on Twitter.