One day after Donald Trump renewed his insistence that Mexico would pay for a wall on the United States border, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the White House that he was canceling his upcoming meeting with Trump. In response, Trump took to Twitter to insist that he didn’t want the meeting anyway.
In an incredible series of events, Peña Nieto informed the White House this morning that he was canceling the meeting. Donald Trump then took to Twitter to insist that “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting,” presumably hoping that the public would think he was the one who was blowing off the meeting. But then Peña Nieto confirmed that it was indeed his decision, with a Spanish language tweet which translates to “This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the @POTUS.”
So where does that leave us? The President of Mexico finally grew a backbone and, after having repeatedly asserted that he wouldn’t pay for Trump’s border wall, canceled on the president of the United States just to show he was serious. And in response Trump played the I didn’t want to meet with you anyway routine. Get ready for four more years of this. Fewer if Trump resigns first. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution: