U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto arrive for a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Washington Times: Mexico, U.S. both say Associated Press misreported Trump-Nieto phone call
White House says wire service wrongly claimed new president had threatened to invade Mexico.
Mexico said Wednesday that the Associated Press’ account of a call Friday between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart is inaccurate.
“The assertions that you make about said conversation do not correspond to the reality of it,” the Mexican government said in a statement on the wire service’s reporting.
“The tone was constructive,” according to a statement from Mexico’s foreign relations department, “and it was agreed by the presidents to continue working and that the teams will continue to meet frequently to construct an agreement that is positive for Mexico and for the United States.”
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WNU Editor: The AP report is here .... Trump to Mexico: Take care of 'bad hombres' or U.S. might (AP). Even though the White House and the Mexican President's office are calling this AP report fake news .... Mexican government says Trump never threatened to send troops to Mexico (L.A. Times) .... also .... WH denies report that Trump threatened Mexican president over 'bad hombres' (The Hill). It is too late .... the coverage of this fake story is now world wide (see below).
Report: In a 'humiliating' and 'threatening' tone, Trump lambasted Mexico's president during a phone call -- Business Insider
'Bad hombres': reports claim Trump spoke of sending troops to Mexico -- The Guardian
Trump Tells Mexican President Perhaps He’ll Send Troops to Mexico to Take Care of “Bad Hombres” -- Slate
An explosive new story about Trump’s talks with Peña Nieto shows how fraught US-Mexico relations are now -- Quartz