Donald Trump “humiliated” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in their phone call Friday, a journalist told Mexican news outlet Aristegui Noticias.
Washington DC-based journalist Dolia Estevez, citing sources on both sides of the call, said that “It was a very offensive conversation where Trump humiliated Peña Nieto.”
Estevez says she “obtained confidential information” corroborating what was said on the call.
“I don’t need the Mexicans. I don’t need Mexico,” Trump allegedly told Pena Nieto. “We are going to build the wall and you all are going to pay for it, like it or not.”
Trump allegedly threatened to impose a 10 percent tax on Mexican exports and a 35 percent tax “on those exports that hurt Mexico the most,” Estevez reports
“He even complained of the bad role the [Mexican] army is playing in the fight against narco trafficking,” Estevez said in an interview with Aristegui Noticias, adding Trump “even suggested to [Peña Nieto] that if they are incapable of combating [narco trafficking] he may have to send troops to assume this task.”
Trump allegedly added that he “would not permit drugs coming from Mexico to continue massacaring our cities.”