Official: Mexico’s President ‘Considering’ Scrapping U.S. Trip

MEXICO CITY (AP) -

Mexico’s president is “considering” canceling next week’s visit to Washington following President Donald Trump’s order to begin construction of a wall between the two countries, a senior official said Wednesday.

The decision to rethink the visit comes amid growing outrage in Mexico, and a sense among many that President Enrique Pena Nieto has been too weak in the face of Trump’s tough policy stance.

The official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press the administration “is considering” scrapping the January 31 visit. “That’s what I can tell you.”

It was not clear when a final decision may be made.