Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto don’t seem to agree on much—particularly when it comes to the border wall Trump continues to say Mexico will finance.
But here’s something to which Trump and Nieto can concur: They’re going to meet in Mexico City on Wednesday.
I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2016
Nieto also said he is willing to meet with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Invité a México a los candidatos a la Presidencia de EEUU, para conversar sobre la relación bilateral. Mañana recibo a Donald Trump.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) August 31, 2016
As the New York Times reports, Trump is supposed to give a major immigration speech Wednesday in which he’s expected to clarify his position. He’s stated that every illegal immigrant living in the U.S. would be deported but appeared to soften that position earlier this month.
It’s going to be an interesting meeting. On the day he announced his presidency, Trump pronounced illegal immigrants from Mexico as rapists and criminals, and Nieto hasn’t been publicly lambasted Trump’s claim that Mexico will pay for the wall. He’s also compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini, and former Mexico President Vicente Fox in February said his country is “not going to pay for that fucking wall.”