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Trump confirms that he will travel to Mexico Wednesday ahead of Arizona immigration speech

On Tuesday night, the Republican candidate said that he will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
31 Ago 2016 – 11:30 PM EDT

Donald Trump announced today that he will travel to Mexico Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto before giving a speech on immigration in Phoenix, Arizona.

"I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow," he wrote on Twitter.


The Mexican presidency confirmed the visit to Univision News, but did not provide additional details. The government also affirmed that the meeting will take place Wednesday on Twitter, writing: "Mr. @realDonaldTrump has accepted this invitation and will meet privately tomorrow with President @EPN."


Earlier, Peña Nieto's office had denied that the meeting was scheduled Wednesday, although a spokesperson confirmed that the presidency sent invitations Friday to both Hillary Clinton and Trump to visit Mexico.

During his speech in Phoenix Wednesday, Trump is expected to clarify his immigration proposals after he said last week that he's open to "softening" immigration laws to benefit some undocumented immigrants.

Throughout his campaign, Trump has promised to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and to force Mexico to pay for it. Trump has also made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants. "When Mexico sends its people they’re not sending their best,” he said last June. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

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