By Steve Padilla Feb 24, 2018 | 8:35 PM
|President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meet on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)|
Tentative plans for a trip by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to the White House have been scrapped after he and President Trump spoke by phone and tangled once again over Trump's plans to erect a border wall, according to news reports.
The two leaders spoke for about 50 minutes on Tuesday and devoted much of the conversation to the wall, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Citing anonymous sources, the Post said Trump once again insisted that Mexico pay for the wall. Peña Nieto once again said Mexico would not.
The Post said one Mexican official said Trump "lost his temper," while U.S. officials described him being more exasperated.
While both Washington and Mexico city confirmed Saturday that Trump and Peña Nieto spoke Tuesday, both sides provided only sketchy official accounts of the call. Reuters reported that both governments agreed now was not the time for Peña Nieto visit to Washington.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-mexico-trump-20180224-story.html
Can't we use National Guard troops to defend our border? Pull them out of whatever foreign brouhaha we've entangled them in and allow them to protect our border. Put one Guardsman every 50 yds. or so. Shoot to kill. End of problems.