Trump at G20 with Mexican President: Mexico 'Absolutely' Paying for Border Wall

Trump prepares for Putin showdown and vital day at G20

Trump has stuck to that campaign pledge to get Mexico to pay for the divisive project despite Pena Nieto repeatedly saying his country will not.

Speaking at the end of his trip to Hamburg for the G20 meeting, Pena Nieto told reporters that the relationship with the United States, Mexico's top trading partner, should instead focus on more positive ends - a view that he believed Trump also shared.

Pena Nieto canceled a meeting with Trump that was scheduled for January 31, amid the controversy regarding the construction and the payment of the wall. Videgaray, who was present at the talks, told reporters afterwards it had been a "big part of the conversation" with Trump.

The longer-than-scheduled meeting comes as U.S. officials say the United States and Russian Federation have reached an agreement for a cease-fire in southwest Syria that is set to take effect on Sunday. "They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people".

That visit turned into a public relations nightmare for Mr Pena Nieto, who was lambasted for welcoming the brash Republican billionaire despite his insults and threats.

"The issue of the wall was not discussed, it was not part of the conversation", Videgaray told reporters after the meeting, adding that the USA and Mexico share a "complex relationship with many, many issues".

US-Mexican relations have meanwhile nosedived since Trump entered the White House in January.

Trump and Peña Nieto were meeting in Germany at the G-20 Summit happening today. In it, Trump said he was pursuing a "total renegotiation" of the pact. Critics blame NAFTA for wiping out US factory jobs. That is due to happen on or about July 16. Per usual, Trump took to social media to vent his frustrations at the time, tweeting: "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting".

The Mexican president's spokesman Eduardo Sanchez phoned in to Mexian radio station Radio Formula to say the two leaders did not discuss the proposed wall.

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