Amid an escalating crisis between neighboring nations, President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto had a “constructive” and “productive” telephone conversation early Friday.
The two presidents spoke for about an hour, according to near-identical official statements from both presidential press offices.
The conversation seemed a clear effort to tone down rising tensions a day after Mexico’s leader canceled plans to meet with Trump in Washington, D.C., next week. Peña Nieto scrapped the visit following Trump’s insistence that Mexico foot the bill to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The two presidents “had a productive and...