White House Says US, Mexico to Work Out Border

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 16:15:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh nee-EH'-toh) agreed to work out differences on a border wall "as part of a comprehensive discussion" on their bilateral relationship.

The two leaders spent about an hour on the phone Friday. In a statement following the call, the White House said the leaders recognized their "clear and very public differences" on the issue of who will pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump campaigned on a pledge to build a wall and have Mexico pay for it. But Pena Nieto has repeatedly said his country won't pay for the wall.

The two leaders were supposed to meet in Washington next week, but the Mexican president announced Thursday that he was scrapping the visit.