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Obama to host Mexican president for White House talks

3 months 6 days 1 hour ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 July 22, 2016 10:14 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is welcoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to the White House for talks on trade, climate change and possibly Donald Trump.

Pena Nieto's visit Friday comes hours after Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination. The Mexican leader has said Trump's negative attitude toward Mexicans, including saying they bring drugs and crime to America and calling them rapists, has hurt relations with the U.S.

Obama's meetings with visiting foreign leaders are usually announced weeks ahead of time, but Pena Nieto's was announced just last week.

The White House has shrugged off suggestions that the visit was timed to highlight differences between Democrats and Republicans, particularly on attitudes toward Latinos.

The Republican National Convention ended Thursday night in Cleveland with Trump's acceptance speech.

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