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President Trump’s Meeting With Mexico’s President Takes Awkward Turn At G20

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For the first time since becoming president, Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday.


The meeting was mostly uneventful, as both men acted like well-behaved politicians. President Trump told the media that he was “great to be with my friend, the President of Mexico.” And President Enrique Peña Nieto told reporters that he was optimistic the two would have a “flowing dialogue.”

The two world leaders appeared relaxed sitting next to one another.

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Some people, however, though their posture looked a little familiar.

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The productive talk ended with a gentlemanly handshake…

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As far as handshakes go, it’s not the worst one Trump has ever given (you can watch a compilation of those right here).

And we almost got away without any problem, but then a reporter asked Trump a simple question…

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From just off camera, a reporter asked, “Mr. President, do you still want Mexico to pay for the wall?”

To which President Trump replied…

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Apparently Trump, right in front of EPN, said that Mexico would pay for the wall.

EPN’s lack of reaction drew criticism on Twitter.


@diazbriseno called the situation a nightmare.

Journalist León Krauze‏ tweeted that EPN doesn’t understand how to defend himself.


Krauze wrote, “Macron understood what EPN doesn’t: faced with the schoolyard diplomacy of Trump, one must act firmly in public. What counts is what is visible.” Translation, stand up for yourself.

But there’s one problem, Trump may not have even been responding to the question.

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At the 1:38 second mark, which this clip is set to, several reporters shout out a few last questions, with the most audible one being, “Mr President, do you still want Mexico to pay for the wall.” Trump’s reply comes a few moments later, making it unclear which question he was responding to.

So watch the above clip and let us know what you think.


READ: After Trump Threatens To Cancel Meeting With Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto Beats Him To The Punch

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Check Out How This Duet Turned Out When Shakira And Coldplay Got Together To Sing 'Yellow,' 'Chantaje,' And More

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Check Out How This Duet Turned Out When Shakira And Coldplay Got Together To Sing ‘Yellow,’ ‘Chantaje,’ And More

This duo killed it! ??

As part of the Global Citizen Festival this year, musicians such as Neil Young, The Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Shakira, performed live in Hamburg, Germany. In the spirit of “Global Citizen,” which is a platform that focuses on social change around the world, Coldplay and Shakira collaborated on stage to perform some of their most popular songs together. As Chris Martin was getting ready to introduce Shakira onto the stage, he told the crowd, “Now we’re going to try something musical, which could be a disaster, but it could be amazing.” But despite the doubts Chris Martin may have had about the performance (particularly singing in Spanish), as soon as he said, “…from Colombia,” the crowd started to cheer even louder in excitement. Check out how amazing this Coldplay and Shakira duet turned out as they sang along to some of their hit songs including, “Yellow,” “Chantaje,” and “Me Enamoré.”


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