Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (r.) canceled his trip to the US after a testy phone chat with President Donald Trump (l.) over the border wall.
Both the White House and Pena Nieto's office said the leaders had spoken by phone, with Trump offering condolences to the families of victims of a helicopter crash in Oaxaca and Pena Nieto expressing solidarity and support following the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The phone call took place last Tuesday.
The statement said Trump underscored his commitment to expanding cooperation with Mexico on security, trade, and immigration, but did not mention a possible visit by Pena Nieto. Neither side would respond to the Washington Post report. Trump offered condolences after a military helicopter carrying officials assessing natural disaster damage crashed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing 13 people, and Pena Nieto offered condolences over last week's Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.
But Trump promised over and over during his campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall, and he's refused to publicly give up that stance, which the Mexicans adamantly reject.
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The leaders met in Germany at the Group of 20 economic summit in July.
During an almost-hour-long phone conversation on Tuesday, Peña Nieto and Trump spent a significant portion on the wall, and Trump's adherence to his unpopular promise brought the talks to a hasty close when the USA president quickly ended the call, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter.
Mexico's president has postponed his plans to visit the United States after a bad-tempered telephone conversation with President Donald Trump.
Trump's refusal to back down to Mexico on the border wall has been ongoing during his time as president.