Trump says he, Mexican leader discussed border wall but not who pays

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands after a joint statement at Los Pinos the presidential official residence in Mexico City Wednesday Aug. 31 2016

Trump says he, Mexican leader discussed border wall but not who pays

Mexico has had its share of talk about Trump as well since then.

"What we saw was a respectful attitude and discourse from Donald Trump", presidential spokesman Eduardo Sanchez had said earlier, arguing that progress was made on the issue of trade after prior threats by Trump to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "What can this meeting bring us, except surrealism in all its splendor?"

Agustín Barrios Gomez, an outgoing congressman of the Revolutionary Democratic Party (PRD) representing Mexico City, told Al Jazeera: "I see the upside for Donald Trump, but I don't see any upside here for Pena Nieto". Trump said he believed "Mexico will work with us" to reduce illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and cross-border weapons smuggling. While the policies he outlined would likely result in more deportations, it wouldn't add up to a plan to deport 11 million people in 18-24 months, as he previously promised.

- "Some are good and some are rapists and some are killers".

"Trump didn't alter his positions one little bit", Hope said. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border.

PHOENIX-After days of hints that he might soften his approach to appeal to more moderate voters, Donald Trump reiterated his hardline proposals for tackling illegal immigration, insisting there would be "no amnesty" for those who come into the country illegally and proposing restrictions to limit legal immigration as well.

"We did discuss the wall, we didn't discuss payment of the wall, that will be at a later date, this was a very preliminary meeting. He essentially rolled over and allowed Mr. Trump to get away with his own goals without getting anything in return".

Trump's campaign announced Tuesday that he will make a surprise trip to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto before his scheduled speech. "100 per cent. They don't know it yet but they're going to pay for the wall", he said.

"Mexico will pay for the wall".

- "FMR PRES of Mexico, Vicente Fox horribly used the F word when discussing the wall".

"Trump just failed his first foreign test", Clinton tweeted.

- "Mexico's totally corrupt gov't looks frightful with El Chapo's escape--totally corrupt. US paid them $3 billion", Trump tweeted about the escape of the biggest Mexican drug lord.

- "I love the Mexican people, but Mexico is not our friend". Trump tweeted. June 2015.

Pena Nieto has publicly voiced skepticism about Trump.

"He's a candidate that offended a lot of Mexicans, so that's the chemistry there was (between them)", the official said.

Javier Urbano Reyes, a professor in the department of International Studies at the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City, said he thought Trump gained a little with the meeting but Mexico's president lost a lot. "It is a solid, sound, unbreakable relationship between peoples who live in both nations".

In one apparent deviation from his otherwise disciplined adherence to his script, Trump said of rival Hillary Clinton, "Maybe they'll be able to deport her".

- "Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill".

The poll showed Trump's overall support in the state stuck in the high 30s - it was 37 percent in the most recent poll, 36 percent in a survey in early August and 37 percent in July.

And writer Angeles Mastretta wrote in her Twitter account, "what was expected: a president who isn't capable of demanding apologies. how sad".

- "He's proud of his heritage". And here's this: the Berlin Wall was 96 miles long, the un-fenced part of the border between the USA and Mexico is 2,000 miles.

Among the more frightening policies is a call to crack down on people who overstay their visas, a policy that, depending on how it is carried out, could increase the risk of deportation for many undocumented people. And it's exactly what Trump called for Wednesday night (and in the immigration plan he released last summer).

- "Somehow, the government of Mexico spoke with the pope - I mean, they spent a lot of time with the pope - and by the time he left, he made a statement".

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