Donald Trump To Meet With Mexican President Nieto

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Donald Trump's bags are packed. The Republican nominee is heading to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, who in July invited both U.S. presidential candidates to speak.

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


That evening, Peña Nieto's office confirmed that the real estate mogul had accepted his invitation to meet privately.

"In the past days, the President @EPN invited both U.S. presidential candidates to a dialogue on the bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States. Mr. @realDonaldTrump has accepted the invitation and will meet tomorrow in private with the President @EPN,” the Mexican office tweeted in Spanish.

The last-minute meet-up is momentous considering Trump has built his campaign around anti-Mexican rhetoric and policies. Last June, he launched his bid for presidency by saying that Mexico sends rapists and drug-runners to the U.S. and, since then, has proposed controversial policies like deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants en masse and having Mexico pay to build a wall along the border.

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