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The emergency meeting was called by President Enrique Peña Nieto following the cancellation of a planned visit to Washington.
Representatives from the three branches of the Mexican government meet today at the presidential residence of Los Pinos in Mexico City to coordinate a joint plan of action in response to attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump against Mexico.
According to official sources, some businessmen will also attend Friday’s meeting and the president will hold a separate gathering with the governors of Mexico’s 32 states.
The emergency meeting was called by President Enrique Peña Nieto following the cancellation of a planned visit to Washington in which he was going to meet with Trump to discuss bilateral issues of importance to the neighboring countries.
On Thursday, Trump warned Peña Nieto that if he was unwilling to pay for his key election campaign pledge of building a barrier along the U.S. southern border, it was better to cancel the visit. Trump also threatened to impose a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to force the government to pay for his 2,000-mile planned border wall.
Meanwhile, social organizations, Indigenous groups, media companies and even the Catholic Church have called on Mexicans to stay united in the face of attacks from the most hostile and aggressive U.S. administration in recent history.
Even Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who supposedly was a close friend to Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, rejected the actions against Mexico and said such a tax would make Mexican imports more expensive for U.S. consumers, meaning they would end up paying for the wall.