A high-level phone call between US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto possibly went haywire as the Mexican President was reportedly “stammering” as Trump pushed forward his agenda of putting up a wall against Mexico and using military force against the narcotic businesses entering the United States.
According to Washington Journalist Dolia Estevez, Donald Trump had “shamed” the Mexican President and she presented evidence that the call — despite the two presidents’ statement as being “friendly — was hostile. Estevez said Trump told Pena Nieto that he does not need Mexico and would force Mexico to pay for the wall with a 10% Mexican exports tax into the United States and even higher taxes for huge-demand products that support Mexico’s economy.
Estevez’s tax estimate may be correct as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the US President was already considering taxing Mexico’s imports to pay for the wall. She even said Trump had claimed he did not wish to meet the Mexican President the previous year and his statements had shook Pena Nieto, who Estevez said was stammering.
However, Pena Nieto’s Spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said in an Interview that the Mexican President believed all US President Trump told him was a false threat and “are nonsense and a downright lie.” The statement comes after Trump said Mexico’s army had done less and less to protect the country from narcotics that pass through US borders and threatened to send US troops to resolve the issue.