But given Trump’s history of making outrageous comments about Mexico, his message didn’t go over very well.
When he announced his presidential bid in 2015, Trump said of Mexico: “They are not our friend, believe me.”
He infamously blamed the country for “sending” undocumented immigrants into the United States:
“They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Trump also made a massive and costly border wall a central part of his presidential campaign, and insisted that “Mexico will pay for it.” Mexico has said repeatedly it will not pay for the wall.
Given that background, Trump was called out by critics on Twitter: