Mexican government says Trump never threatened to send troops to Mexico

Mexico's president, Enrique Pena Nieto, in Mexico City last month. (Marco Ugarte/ AP)
Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, in Mexico City last month. (Marco Ugarte/ AP)

By Kate Linthicum and Cecilia Sanchez / Los Angeles Times

The Mexican government on Wednesday vehemently denied reports that President Trump threatened to send American soldiers into Mexico during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Such a threat “did not happen during that call,” said a government statement released on Twitter Wednesday night. 

“I know it with absolute certainty, there was no threat,” Peña Nieto spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said in a radio interview. “The things that have been said are nonsense and a downright lie.”

The Associated Press and a Mexican news website, Aristegui Noticias, reported earlier in the day that Trump had humiliated Peña Nieto during a phone call between the leaders on Friday.

The White House would not comment on the purported transcript and denied that the U.S. was planning to invade Mexico.

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-trump-20170201-story.html

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