During a meeting at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump told reporters that he “absolutely” still wants Mexico to pay for a wall along the U.S. border.
Members of the press were briefly allowed in the meeting where an AP reporter asked Trump, “Mr. Trump, do you still want Mexico to pay for the wall?”
Trump responded, “Absolutely.”
The comments came after the two presidents had delivered statements. Trump said that, at the time of the Friday meeting, it had been a “successful day.” He stated, “We’re negotiating NAFTA and some other things with Mexico, and we’ll see how it all turns out, but I think we’ve made very good progress.”
Nieto, through a translator, spoke of continuing a “very flowing dialogue that will allow us, of course, for the negotiation of NAFTA.” He then spoke of cooperating for the security of both nations, especially their borders. “And, of course, also working on migration issues, which is a task that both of our nations are occupied,” Nieto continued. He added that both nations have a responsibility when it comes to “organized crime issues.”