Donald Trump Accepts Meeting With Mexico’s President

Donald Trump says he has accepted an invitation from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to meet with him Wednesday.

“I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow,” Trump tweeted Tuesday night.

The Republican nominee will be joined on the trip by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator Jeff Sessions, the campaign said Tuesday.

The office of the Mexican president confirmed the meeting, tweeting that Trump had accepted the invitation, and the president looked forward to Wednesday’s meeting.

Trump didn’t mention the upcoming trip at an appearance in Washington state Tuesday night, sticking mostly to his stump speech, but he did plug his much-anticipated address scheduled for Phoenix on Wednesday.

“Big speech on immigration, we’ll be talking about that. Arizona tomorrow night.”

Earlier in the day, two senior-level campaign sources confirmed to ABC News that the Republican presidential nominee was “considering” a trip to Mexico.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign responded swiftly to news of the trip. Communications director Jennifer Palmieri said in a statement, “What ultimately matters is what Donald Trump says to voters in Arizona, not Mexico, and whether he remains committed to the splitting up of families and deportation of millions.”

Last week, during a town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the Republican presidential nominee was asked about Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s recent comments that he would meet with the next U.S. president, regardless of who it is.

“I’d meet with him,” Trump said of Nieto. “Absolutely, I’d meet with him.”

Nieto had said of Trump, “I have never met him. I can’t agree with some of the things he has said, but I will be absolutely respectful and will seek to work with whoever becomes the next president of the United States.”

Nieto said in March that he would not pay for a border wall under any circumstances.

The news of the potential visit comes just a day before Trump is expected to give a formal speech focused on immigration. Trump is scheduled to speak Wednesday evening in Phoenix, joined by his running mate, governor Mike Pence, where he will lay out his immigration plans.


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