Along with the news that the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto had canceled his meeting with President Donald Trump, Nieto reaffirmed beforehand in a short televised address that Mexico will not be paying for a border wall with the United States.
"I regret and condemn the decision of the United States to continue construction of a wall that, for years, has divided us instead of uniting us," said Nieto. "Mexico does not believe in walls."
"I've said time and again; Mexico won't pay for any wall," continued Nieto.
As TheBlaze has previously reported, the wall is set to cost somewhere around $15 billion. As Trump campaigned on forcing Mexico to pay for the wall, this refusal will obviously cause some contention between the Presidents.
As we have also reported however, Trump has sought different avenues into methods of paying the monumental sum for the wall's construction, including having the United States pay for the wall now, and having Mexico reimburse the U.S. for the costs down the line.
Trump has recently proposed a tariff on Mexico in the form of a 20 percent tax on all imports coming into the United States, a proposal previously suggested by Republicans, but one Trump has labeled before as being "too complicated."