Donald Trump wants Mexico to foot the bill for his border wall

Border wall row: Mexican president rejects Trump meeting

Mexico's president has said he will not meet Donald Trump next week amid a deepening war of words over US plans for a border wall.

The American leader had earlier threatened to cancel the Washington talks due to Enrique Pena Nieto's refusal to pay for the controversial barrier.

President Trump, who is in Philadelphia to meet top Republicans, tweeted: "The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers...

"... of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting."...Read more...