MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto says Republican candidate Donald Trump’s proposals represent a ‘threat’ to his country, a day after the two men met in the Mexican capital.
Pena Nieto says it would have been easier just to stand by and do nothing. But he agreed to the meeting because he felt it was necessary to open a dialogue about the importance of the Mexico-U.S. relationship.
He said during a state-of-the union meeting late Thursday that several of Trump’s ideas are “a real threat for Mexico” and its future.
Trump has called immigrants crossing from Mexico criminals, drug-runners and “rapists,” and vows to wall off the frontier and force Mexico to pay for it.
Pena Nieto reiterated that he told Trump in person there’s “no way” Mexico would do so.