Trump phone calls with Mexican, Australian leaders testier than reported

Trump phone calls with Mexican, Australian leaders testier than reported

Trump phone calls with Mexican, Australian leaders testier than reported

President Donald Trump wants to go after Mexico's "bad hombres", according to a transcript of a call between him and Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto as reported by the Associated Press and a Mexican journalist Wednesday.

Trump reportedly told the Mexican president that he doesn't "need the Mexicans", adding, "I don't need Mexico".

"Our military isn't so I might send them down to take care of it".

The excerpt of the did not make clear exactly who Trump meant drug cartels or immigrants when he referred to "bad Hombres".

The latest controversy regarding President Donald Trump involves the content of a telephone conversation he had on January 27 with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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What's particularly troubling about the incident is that the objective of the call, as the Associated Press noted in its report, was to "patch things up between" the two leaders after their public squabble about the funding for Trump's border wall. As reported by The Guardian, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray cautioned a tax in this format would punish the U.S. people: "A tax on Mexican imports to the United States is not a way to make Mexico pay for the wall, but a way to make the North American consumer pay for it through more expensive avocados, washing machines, televisions".

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The Donald promised in his election campaign to build a border wall between the two countries, and angered Mexico by stating they would pay for it.

There were widespread calls for the Mexican government to release the transcript of the call. "At no time did President Trump say such a thing".

"It's as undiplomatic as you can get", Munck said.

The reports come nearly a week after Trump signed an executive order to follow through on his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.

Trump described his hour-long phone call with the Mexican president as "very, very friendly".

Eduardo Sanchez, a spokesman for Pena Nieto, told the AP that the conversation was neither "hostile" nor "humiliating", and that it was "absolutely false that [Trump] threatened to send troops to Mexico".

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