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Trump touts wall in Mexico before immigration speech

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>> We did discuss the wall, we didn't discuss payment of the wall.>> Donald Trump in Mexico City Wednesday for a last minute meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, despite time and again insulting Mexico and its people. Mexico Bureau Chief Simon Garner.>> The meeting between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was arranged very short notice.
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The Mexican government having sent its invitations to Hillary Clinton's camp and to the Trump campaign at the end of last week. According to the government, Trump's campaign was the first to accept the invitation, and the details were finalized for the visit, last night. Quite a few of the people higher up were not in the loop about the meeting taking place today.
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I think something important was gonna take place a bit later.>> There is a lot of value that can be created for both countries like working beautifully together.>> News of Trump's visit to Mexico met with disdains after the real grand. The #TrumpNotWelcome and #TrumpNoEresBienvenido popping up to greet the republican who launched his campaign describing Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and rapists.
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And promising to build a wall with Mexico all along insisting Mexico would pay for it but Wednesday saying that didn't come up in their talks.>> That'll be for a later date.>> Mexicans responded by creating Trump pinatas and Trump effigies stuffed with fireworks. Out on the streets, people have been perhaps quite cynical about the meeting because Peña Nieto is not enjoying the best of popularity in Mexico just now.
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But there weren't exactly major protests either, there were a few dozen people gathered around one of the main monuments in central Mexico City to say they were upset about this. But it hasn't unleashed a massive wave of street protests.>> The visit to Mexico City taking place just hours before Trump is set to deliver what he bills as a major speech on immigration policy Wednesday night in Phoenix.
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Aiming to clarify how he'll deal with an estimated 11 million immigrants in the US illegally. After campaigning on deporting all of them, he last week suggested his position could be softening, then said no, it was actually hardening. His spokespeople and surrogates said he wasn't changing his position, just the words he used.