Trump Speaks to Mexico's President About the Border Wall

Mexico called the conversation between the two leaders "constructive and productive."
1:46 | 01/28/17

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countries with a history of ties to terrorism. We're still waiting for details on how that will work. And the visit with Mexico's president at the white house cancelled. And tonight, word of a new phone call. All of it after the president made clear that Mexico will pay for the wall. They say, no way. Here's Cecilia Vega. Reporter: That proposed border wall, tonight, has two presidents trying to mend fences. President trump and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto today on the phone for an hour. I will say that we had a very good call. I have been very strong on Mexico. I have great respect for Mexico. I love the Mexican people. I work with the Mexican people all the time. Great relationships. Reporter: It came just two days after trump's executive action ordering the wall to be built. The president saying American taxpayers would foot the bill, but telling David Mexico will reimburse us. We will be in a form reimbursed by Mexico. Which I've always said. So they'll pay us back? Yeah, absolutely. 100%. Reporter: In an address to the Mexican people, Pena Nieto firing back. Reporter: Saying Mexico does not believe in walls. Mexico will not pay for any wall. And he cancelled next week's visit to the white house. Mexico called today's conversation between the two leaders constructive and productive. President trump describing it as very, very friendly. And Cecilia, you're learning the white house now says president trump has agreed to change how he talks about the wall in public? Reporter: Yes, they've agreed not to talk publicly about how the wall will be paid for. He said that's a conversation that will be had in private.

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