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Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Speak at Joint Press Conference

trump peña nietoDonald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto held a joint press conference today in which they both spoke on their big private meeting.

Peña Nieto spent a lot of his time talking about their “constructive” conversation and seemed to be rebutting some of what Trump has publicly said about immigration in the past. He said the border crisis must be a “shared” responsibility between nations.

The Mexican leader concluded that he intends to be “respectful” of the United States’ electoral process.

And then it was Trump’s turn.

He too called it “constructive” and said, “I was straightforward in presenting my views about the impacts of current trade and immigration policies.”

Trump talked up all the great contributions of Mexicans in the United States, especially the “tremendous numbers that I employ.”

He listed five major goals that the U.S. and Mexico must tackle together, including ending illegal immigration, dismantling drug cartels, and “keeping manufacturing wealth in our hemisphere.”

Trump concluded by saying to Peña Nieto, “I call you a friend.”

Watch the whole thing above, via CNN.

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