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Trump will meet Mexico's president hours before speech on immigration

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Donald Trump announced late Tuesday he will meet Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto hours before his highly-anticipated speech in Arizona on Wednesday, which is aimed at clarifying his views on immigration policy.

This comes after weeks of Trump wavering on whether he would continue to stand behind his previous call to deport an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Peña Nieto's office said in a statement to the Washington Post Tuesday night that he extended an invitation to both Trump and Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico. Clinton's campaign declined, saying "She looks forward to talking with President Peña Nieto at the appropriate time," according to The Washington Post.

Trump is scheduled to hold fundraisers in California Wednesday morning before his immigration speech in Arizona, so the trip to Mexico will likely happen between those events.

According to the Post, Trump's campaign chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon, reportedly encouraged Trump to make the trip because it would show his ability to work with Mexico. 

But Trump still isn't a very popular figure in Mexico. 

That was Mexican Senator Miguel Barbosa, who said (per Google Translate): "Repudiating the presence of @realDonaldTrump in Mexico. It is a political error [to] let @EPN use this liar anti-Mexican." (@EPN is Peña Nieto's Twitter handle.)

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada wasn't pleased either.

The Secret Service reportedly is also uncomfortable with this visit.

Is meeting with Mexico's president a good idea for Trump?

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