Mexico, US dispute AP report of invasion threat by Trump
The Associated Press’ report Wednesday stating that President Trump threatened to invade Mexico if the country doesn’t handle its “bad hombres down there” was so inaccurately reported that the Mexican government issued a statement calling out the news organization....Someone is alleged to have released a purported transcript of the conversation as well as another conversation with Austrailia's leader. The source for this purported transcript is unclear, but the report tends to confirm conservative suspicions of fake news.
“The assertions that you make about said conversation do not correspond to the reality of it,” the Mexican government said in a statement.
“The tone was constructive … and it was agreed by the presidents to continue working and that the teams will continue to meet frequently to construct an agreement that is positive forMexico and for the United States.”
The White House seemed pleased to have someone else calling out the U.S. media for a change.
“Reports that the President threatened to invade Mexico are false. Even the Mexican government is disputing these reports,” a White House official said.