Mexico FM says report he edited Trump speech is 'fake news'

On Thursday, CBS news reported that Videgaray had made changes to Trump's January speech announcing an executive order about construction of a border wall.

Mexico FM says report he edited Trump speech is 'fake news'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray is calling a report that he helped President Donald Trump soften a speech about the controversial US-Mexico border wall "fake news."

"I never thought I would use this phrase, but today I'm doing it: FAKE NEWS," Videgaray said on Twitter in both Spanish and English.

According to CBS, Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner showed the speech to Videgaray, who was in Washington the same day the US president was to deliver it.

An appalled Videgaray called the speech a non-starter, and together the two cast the US-Mexico relationship into a friendlier light, the report said.

Trump has repeatedly called on the Mexican government to pay for the construction of his border wall, a demand so contentious that it resulted in the cancellation of a meeting scheduled in Washington between Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.

And the US president had frequently labeled reports that cast him or his policies in a unfavorable light -- such as low approval for his immigration ban -- "fake news."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Şubat 2017, 17:53