MCALLEN, RGV – Donald Trump will travel to Mexico City on Wednesday for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, just hours before he delivers a high-stakes speech in Arizona to clarify his views on immigration policy, The Washington Post reports.
Peña Nieto last Friday invited both Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico, his office said in a statement provided to The Washington Post on Tuesday night.
Trump has spoken a lot about Mexico on the campaign trail. One of his first campaign pledges was to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. He said Mexico would pay for it. He has also blasted the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada, which many economists credit as the catalyst for the large increase in trade that has occurred between the U.S. and Mexico in recent years.
The nearest Trump has got to Mexico so far on the campaign trail was a visit to Laredo, Texas, in July, 2015.
The visit to Mexico City comes at a time when, according to opinion polls, Peña Nieto is deeply unpopular with Mexican citizens. He has been criticized for economic policies designed to attract foreign investment.
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Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying this story shows Donald Trump speaking at a news conference in Laredo in July, 2015.