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Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump after border wall executive order

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a press conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Pena Nieto said Monday that Mexico's attitude towards the Donald Trump administration should not be aggressive or biased, but one of dialogue. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

PHOENIX — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted Thursday that he would not attend a meeting with President Donald Trump, who signed an executive action to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border this week.

Pena Nieto was scheduled to meet with Trump on Jan. 31.

It seems Trump will agree with the cancellation. Prior to Pena Nieto’s tweet, he sent out messages of his own suggesting the meeting should be called off.

Finance Secretary Jose Antonio Meade told Grupo Formula radio, “I think that, in general, diplomacy is not conducted via Twitter.”

Trump said Wednesday he would start building a U.S.-Mexico border wall and vowed to make the other country pay for it.

The Mexican government opposes the wall and has repeatedly said it won’t pay for it.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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