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a border wall battle escalating on both sides of the rio grande. laying out ways to get mexico to pay for the wall after mexico's president called off a trip to washington. all this as the president gets ready to host a foreign leader at the white house. he will speak with another leader tomorrow. and president trump making his first visit to the pentagon since taking office to get started on a new plan to bring down isis. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm miguel marquez. happy friday. >> it is friday. i'm christine romans. it is january 27th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. good morning, everyone.
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breaking overnight. administration official telling cnn that donald trump and president vladimir putin are scheduled to speak on the phone on saturday. the first conversation since donald trump took office. that call goes it will be smoother than the first foray into global difficult ploep as i i. walk that back a bit later in the day. that proposal came after the mexican president canceled the planned meeting with the american president. the mexican president under pressure at home after president trump signed executive order laying the ground work for the border wall and making mexico pay for it. in the eyes of the mexican people, insulting the mexican people and country by saying unless you are going to pay for it, you should cancel this meeting. this comes hours after the face-to-face meeting with the foreign ladier.
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let's bring in jeff zeleny for the latest. >> reporter: christine, president trump will meet with british prime minister theresa may at the white house today. it is the first foreign leader meeting at the white house. the first chance he takes a measure of her. they will talk about so many issues with the countries and around the world. it is a dust-up with another foreign leader. the president of mexico that is really causing the first diplomatic standoff of the administration. yesterday, president trump said he agreed with the mexican president to cancel a meeting next week with the two leaders. in fact, that is not exactly how it went down. the mexican president said he would not come to the u.s. next week because of the issue over the border wall and who will pay for it. this is how president trump explained it in philadelphia on thursday with a meeting with republicans. >> the president of mexico and myself have agreed to cancel our planned meeting scheduled for
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next week. unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and i want to go a different route. we have no choice. >> reporter: saying such a meeting would be fruitless, that does not take away a challenge how the wall will be paid for. it is something republican and senate leaders do not agree on. discussing putting a 20% tax on goods coming into the u.s. donald trump is going to have them work it out. it will be a cost of some $12 billion to $15 billion to build that wall if this plan goes forward. even as the british prime minister visits today, some controversy with the mexican president and that cancelled meeting next week. thank you, jeff. we have details on the cancellation with the meeting
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with president nieto. mexican officials were in washington planning for the visit and trump tweeted if they won't pay for the badly needed wall, it would be better to cancel the meeting. so they did. cnn's leyla santiago has more. >> reporter: christine and miguel, we have more on the details. according to the new foreign minister, he was at the white house meeting with trump's staff discussing the trip from mexican president nieto when he got word of the tweet. he asked for a break. stepped outside. called the mexican president directly who then ordered him to go inside and tell them the meeting was off. he asked him to do that in a cordial matter. that is how the cancellation went down. this, by the way, going over
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pretty well with people here in mexico. the mexican senators who called for president nieto to cancel the trip, they are giving him a thumb's up. former president fox said good call. way to protect mexico's interests. and people are the streets are happy about this. they feel they are not bullied as if a sense of dignity has been restored. christine. >> leyla. thank you. the white house floating the idea of 20% tariff on imports. there is no official proposal on the table. this is what they are discussing. it would pay for the border wall and hurt the u.s. economy. the u.s. i mported $296 billion of goods into the country. here is an important note. mexican companies would not be
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paying tariffs. u.s. companies would pay. the importer of record pays the tax for bringing the goods in. the foreign minister met with trump yesterday. it would make tvs and other items more expensive. 6 million u.s. jobs depend on trade with mexico. what does lindsey graham feel on the tax to pay for a border wall? the south carolina republican making his feelings clear in a pair of tweets. border security, yes, tariffs, no. mexico is the third largest trade partner. huge economic growth. graham putting his twist on the signature tweeting style. wrote, simply put with policy proposal which drives up cost of corona or margarita is a bad idea. mucho sad.
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i didn't realize he was bilingual. as for the british prime minister meeting today with president trump, she is expected to explore boosting trade. may warmly praised trump for the victory in philadelphia. she said while the u.s. and uk share global leadership, there are limits to intervention moving forward. >> it is in our frinterests to stand together to defend values and interests and ideas in which we believe. this cannot mean a return to the failed policies of the past. the days of britain and america intervening in a country to attempt to remake the world in our own image are over. >> the speech frustrated democrats who said she should not have gone to the republican rehe tre retreat, but spoken to both
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parties when she arrived to washington. and he will preside over the swearing in over the defense secretary james mattis. he is expected to meet with the joint chiefs of staff to present them with a series of objectives for fighting isis. the president is asking the military to use the objectives to develop a more aggressive strategy for defeating the terror group. the president will make a stop at the hall of heroes and reelihlease executive orders. he will begin the process of toughening the issues something he addressed on fox news. >> the people that we're going against, they don't wear uniforms. they're sneaky, dirty rats. they blow people up in a shopping center. they blow people up in a church. these are bad people. when you are fighting germany
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and they had uniforms or japan. they had uniforms and flags on the plane. the whole thing. we are fighting sneaky rats right now that are sick and difficu demented. >> president trump was expected to sign executive order launching an investigation of the false claim of voter fraud. that was post upponestponed. vice president mike pence will be the featured speaker at the march for life in washington. the first time in the 44-year history of the event that anyone as high ranking as vice president attended. march for life are hoping for huge crowds at the national mall to compete with the turnout from last week which drew hundreds of thousands of people. they are aggressively urging followers to attend. they have no way of knowing how
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many will show up. steve bannon is ramping up the administration quote running war with the media. bannon is a former breitbart news executive. he gave a rare interview to "the new york times." he did not hold back at all. listen to this. the media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while. the media here is the opposition party. they don't understand the country. they still do not understand why donald trump is the president of the united states. he added this, the elite media got it dead wrong. humiliating defeat that they will never wash away. he accused the press of being activists for the clinton campaign. and sources telling cnn that president trump pressured the head of the national park service to find photograph proof to support his claims of the inauguration crowd size.
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mr. trump was outraged after the comparison of the crowd from obama's in 2009. he called acting director michael reynolds over the retweet on the official twitter account. a shake up at the state department. really big news over there. several high ranking officials told their services are no longer needed in the trump administration. why let all that experience walk out the door? if you have medicare
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kosinski. >> reporter: miguel and christine, it is clear although the new secretary of state hasn't been confirmed that the new administration is starting to clean house. this is an entire top level tier here at the state department. they have decades of experience each. combined it is more than 150 years of service. although career state department people, they have the high level positions had to be appointed by a president and confirmed by the senate. as the process works, they submit their resignations now there is a new administration. it is expected that at least some of them would be asked to stay on. given their experience. when you think about it, decades here at the state department. they have been through multiple administrations. including changes in party. they were told their services new orlean were no longer needed.
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they were not asked to stay on until the positions were filled. this is the single biggest loss of institutional memory anyone can think of. it is the prerogative of the administration to change out top people. the concern is with so much experience and knowledge of how the vast operation that is the state department works, those positions are tough to fill. miguel and christine. >> michelle kosinski, thank you. the head of the u.s. border patrol is stepping down. his departure after six months on the job and day after the president announced plans for ratcheting up immigration enforcement and building a border wall. he clashed with the border union. it is not clear if he quit or forced out. you won't see many tv commercials urging americans to sign up for obamacare. the trump administration is pulling all of them. the ads were scheduled to run the final few days of open
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well, as many major u.s. cities look to push back on the sanctuary cities, miami's mayor says he will comply. he says it will come down to
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money. the executive order threats to cut cities that refuse to cooperate with enforcement. that means the city could lose millions. trump taking to twitter to the move calling it the right decision. strong. the man suspected of killing five people at the ft. lauderdale airport could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted. esteban santiago opened fire at the baggage claim earlier this month. he reportedly told fbi agents he carried out the attack on behalf of isis. lake-effect snow hitting the northeast today. meteorologist julie martin joins us with the forecast. >> miguel and christine, winter making a big comeback here. a lot of cold air in place and lake-effect snow cranking up through the weekend. some people could get 1 to 2 feet of snow in the usual suspects. the tughill plateau getting the
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bulk of it. if you are traveling along the i-81 or the new york thruway. use caution in the next 24 to 48 hours. some could be 1 to 2 feet. that is the big weathermaker. the rest of the u.s. is quiet and cold. high pressure in place. look at the temperatures. this is a look at the high temperature this afternoon. 42 degrees for you in new york city. considerably colder. you were in the 50s on thursday. windchill feels like 36. a windchill of around 20 in chicago. and in minneapolis, it will feel like 19. julie, thank you. welcome to difficult ploplomacy trump administration. the mexican president cancelling a meeting with president trump. what should we expect today and tomorrow?
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building a border wall. white house laying out plans to get mexico to pay after mexican president canceled a planned trip to washington. all this and hosting a trip from the british prime minister. and president trump visits the pentagon for the first time since taking office. he meets with top military brass to get started on the plan to defeat isis. there is so much going on. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> a busy time. i'm miguel marquez. 29 minutes past the hour. breaking overnight. official tells cnn that president trump and russian president putin are scheduled to speak on the phone on saturday. it will be the first conversation since mr. trump took office. no matter how that call goes, it will likely be smoother than the president's first foray into
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diplomacy with our neighbor mexico. the white house suggesting it may try to pay for the border wall with a 20% tax on importing from mexico. though it walked that back a bit later in the day. that proposal came after the mexican president canceled the meeting with mr. trump. the leader under pressure at home after president trump signed executive order laying the ground work for the border wall and make mexico pay for it. all this comes hours ahead of president trump's first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader. let's bring in cnn's jeff zeleny for the latest. >> reporter: christine and miguel, president trump meeting with british prime minister theresa may at the white house today. it is the first foreign leader meeting at the white house. the first time he takes a measure of her. they'll hold a press conference as well. talking about the issues with the countries and around the
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world. it is a dust-up with another foreign leader. the president of mexico that is causing the first standoff of the administration. yesterday, president trump said he agreed with the mexican president to cancel the meeting with the leaders next week. that is not how it went down. the mexican president said he would not come next week because of the issue over the border wall and who would pay for it. this is how president trump explained it thursday with republicans. >> the president of mexico and myself have agreed to cancel our planned meeting scheduled for next week. unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and i want to go a different route. we have no choice. >> reporter: saying such a meeting would be fruitless. that does to the take away the challenge of how the wall will be paid for. it is something that house and senate republican leaders do not
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agrgree on. they are discussing putting a 20% tax on goods coming into the u.s. trump will have them work it out. it will be a cost of $12 billion to $15 billion to build the wall if the plan goes forward. as the british prime minister visits today, discussions over that canceled meeting with the mexican president next week. christine and miguel. thank you. we have new details this morning on the cancellation of the meeting with president nieto. the officials were in washington planning for the visit next week when president trump tweeted it would be better to cancel the meeting if they would not pay for the wall. so they did. cnn's leyla santiago has more on what happened and how it is
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received in mexico. >> reporter: christine and miguel, we're getting details on exactly how the cancellation went down. according to mexico's foreign minister, he was at the white house meeting with trump staff discussing the trip from mexican president nieto when he got word of the tweet. he asked for a break. stepped outside. called the mexican president directly who then ordered him to go inside and tell them the meeting was off. he asked him to do that in a cordial manner. that is how the cancellation went down. this, by the way, going over pretty well with people here in mexico. the mexican senators who called for nieto to cancel that trip, they are giving him a thumb's up. former president fox said good call. way to protect mexico's interests. as i have been out here talking to people on the streets. they seem to be pretty happy
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about this. i think they feel that finally they he are not being bullied. as if a sense of dignity has been restored. christine. >> leyla, thank you. the white house floating this idea of 20% tariff on mexican imports. there is no proposal on the table. the administration is discussing. that 20% tariff on everything imported from mexico would pay for the border wall. it would raise prices at stores and gas stations. the u.s. imported $296 billion from mexico in 2015. 20% of that is $59 billion. that is more than double the estimates of the wall. here is the important note. mexican companies are not paying that tariff. it is u.s. companies who pay for it. the importer of record pays the tax for bringing the goods in. they pass those higher costs down to the consumer. tariff would hit industries that
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send goods back and forth. did you know 40% of the parts in the mexican-made car originate in the united states. it could have serious consequences for both economies. 77% of mexico's exports went into the u.s. in 2015. what does senator lindsey graham think about the proposal for a tax on mexican imports to pay for the border wall? the south carolina republican makes feelings clear. border security, yes. tariffs, no. mexico is the third largest trading partner. any tariff we levy, they can levy. graham putting the twist on the style, simply put? anything driving up the cost of corona is a big time bad idea. mucho sad. >> he is on the side of corona
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and tequila. >> and agriculture products. those are bigger categories. as for british prime minister theresa may's oval office meeting today with president trump. she is expected to find ways to boost trade. may warmly praised trump for the victory at the republican retreat in philadelphia. the prime minister said the u.s. and uk share the burden of global leadership, there are limits to intervention moving forward. >> it is in our interests, those of britain and america together, to stand strong together to defend values and interests and ideas in which we believe. this cannot mean a return to the failed policies of the past. the days of britain and america intervening in sovereigning countries in an attempt to make the world in our image are over.
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>> may's speech frustrated democrats who said she should not have gone to the republican retreat, but spoken with members of both parties when she arrived in washington. president trump makes the first visit to the pentagon and commander in chief today. he will preside over the swearing in of james mattis. he is expected to meet with the joint chiefs of staff to present a sieries of objectives. he is asking the military to use the objectives to develop a more aggressive strategy for defeating the terror group. the president making a stop at the hall of heroes in the pentagon where he signs a series of executive orders relating to national security. white house is not offering up details. president trump is expected to begin the process of toughening refugee and visa policies for terror-prone countries. he says something he addressed last night on fox news. >> the people that we're going against don't wear uniforms.
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they're sneaky, dirty rats. they blow people up in a shopping center and they blow people up in a church. these are bad people. when you are fighting germany, they had uniforms. in japan, they had uniforms and flags on the plane and the whole thing. we are fighting sneaky rats right now that are sick and demented. we are going to win. >> president trump was expected to sign an executive order yesterday launching an investigation into his false claim of voter fraud. that signing was postponed without explanation. vice president mike pence will be featured speaker at the march for life and ttianti-abor rally in washington. it is the first time in 44 years that anyone as high ranking as vice president attended. they are hoping for huge crowds
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at the national mall to compete with the national women's march which drew hundreds of thousands of people. march for life leaders are requesting people to attend. president trump's chief strategist steve bannon is ramping up the media war. the former breitbart news editor did not hold back at all in the interview. saying the media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and listen. the media here is the opposition party. they don't understand the country. they still do not understand why donald trump is the president of the united states. bannon added the elite media got it dead wrong. humiliating defeat they will never wash away. he also accused the president of being outright activists for the clinton campaign. sources telling cnn that president trump pressured the head of the national park
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service to find photographic proof to support his claims of the inauguration crowd size. he was said to be outraged over the comparison of the crowds from obama's in 2009. sources say he picked up the phone and called the acting drin director to complain over the retweet on the account. and several high ranking officials told their services are no longer need the in the trump administration. why all that experience walked out the door? we will have that next. microsoft and its partners are using smart traps to capture mosquitoes and sequence their dna to fight disease. there are over 100 million pieces of dna in every sample. with the microsoft cloud, we can analyze the data faster than ever before. if we can detect new viruses
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the trump administration cleaning house at the state department. four top management officials receiving a letter informing them services are not needed. among them shown the door, under secretary patrick kennedy.
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the move leaves a huge management void for incoming secretary of state rex tillerson who has no diplomatic experience. we have more from cnn's michelle kosinski. >> reporter: miguel and christine. it is clear although the new secretary of state hasn't been confirmed that the new administration is starting to clean house. this is an entire top level tier here at the state department. they have decades of experience each. combined it is more than 150 years of service. although career state department people, they have gotten to the point where high level positions had to be appointed by a president and then confirmed by the senate. so as the process works, they submit their resignations now there is a new administration. it was expected that at least some of them would be asked to stay on given their experience. when you think about it, decades of experience at the state
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department. they have been through multiple administrations and changes in party. what happened was they were told their services were not needed. they are not asked to stay on until their positions can be filled. that comes as a big surprise here to many. it is called the single biggest loss of institutional memory that anyone can think of. it is absolutely the prerogative of the administration to change out top people. the concern is with so much experience and knowledge of how the vast operation that is the state department works, those positions are tough to fill. miguel and christine. >> not unusual for a new administration to see opportunities for new policies to take hold in many areas of the government. personnel at the pentagon starting to get a sense for the administration handling things. we have ryan browne with deta
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details. what can you tell us about the mood at the pent goagon as they move forward? >> reporter: christine, at the pentag pentagon, a sense of things staying put for now. no significant changes to policies or authorities or missions. the fight against isis continues. the mission in afghanistan continues. no major shakeup. the sense is secretary mattis is taking his time to assess the situation to meet with commanders to talk to key allies and make his own assessment before any real changes are coming. as you know, president trump is due to visit the pentagon today and talk about the isis fight. there could be movement in that direction in the coming weeks and days. there hasn't been any direct orders for changes. that being said, there were some leaked executive orders that had policies that would have impacted the pentagon. one talking about bringing back waterboarding potentially and other techniques that are legally considered torture. one talking about the department
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of defense setting up safe zones for refugees in syria. those were not shared with the defense department according to offici official we spoke to. this could be an area of contention down the road. right now, the department feels it is being micro managed less in this administration and the previous one. >> these are early days. thank you. nice to see you, ryan. the head of the u.s. border patrol mark morgan is stepping down. departure comes six months on the job and the day after the president announced ratcheting up enforcement. morgan clashed with the union which endorsed donald trump for p presiden president. you will not be seeing many tv commercials urging americans to sign up for obamacare. the trump administration pulling those ads. scheduled to run in the final days of the open enrollment
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as many major u.s. cities push back on the sanctuary cities, miami's cuban born mayor says he will comply. saying it comes down to money. trump's executive order threatens to cut money for cities that threaten to cooperate with customs enforcement. that means is the city could lose millions.
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trump responded to the move calling it the right decision. strong. in court today, the four suspects accused of torturing a young man with special needs and streaming it on facebook live appear before a chicago judge. prosecutors say the suspects kidnapped the 18-year-old victim diagnosed with schizophrenia and a.d.d. and taunted him and sliced his scalp. the victim saw a chance to escape and took it. all four suspects have been charged with a hate crime. that story. the man suspected of killing five people at a ft. lauderdale airport could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted. 26-year-old esteban santiago was charged thursday in the federal indictment. he opened fie eed fire killing wounding six others.
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santiago told fbi he carried out the attack on behalf of isis. lake-effect snow hitting the northeast. we have meteorologist julyie martin with the forecast. >> a lot of cold air in place. lake-effect snow cranking up through the weekend. some folks could get 1 to 2 feet of snow in the tughill plateau here with the bulk of it. if you are traveling along i-81 or the new york thruway, or through buffalo, use caution in the next 24 to 36 hours. some totals could be up to 2 feet. that is really the big weathermaker over the weekend. the rest of the u.s. relatively quiet and cold. high pressure in place. look at some of the temperatures. this is the high temperature this afternoon. 42 degrees in new york city. considerably colder. you were up in the high 50s on thursday. the windchill feels like 36. a windchill of 20 in chicago.
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and in minneapolis, it will feel like 19. so get ready. julie, thank you. here is your money. dow futures ticking higher right now. that average sitting at record high. stocks in europe and asia are mixed. another round of corporate earnings this morning. optimism about president trump's economic plans pushing the dollar higher as well. with all the focus on the dow 20,000 this week, one reminder. most americans are not cashing in. recent bank rate surveys asked if you are investing, 54% said no. a reminder that the biggest benefit of the rally is the investing class. people making money with their money. a big report is due later this morning. a first look at economic growth for the fourth quarter. follows a 3.5% growth rate in q 3. that was the best in two years. the economists forecast a slower pace in the fourth.
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>> and they are learning things. >> absolutely. many cases, it is money well spent. >> they turned a profit. unbelievable. "early start" continues now. >> building a bore demeander wa. the white house laying out ideas to get mexico to pay for it. and all this as the president gets ready to host the first foreign leader at the white house today. overnight, we learned he will speak with another leader tomorrow. you didn't want to miss who that is. and president trump making first visit to the pentagon to get started on a new plan to bring down isis. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez. happy friday. january 27th. 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. breaking overnight. an official tells cnn that donald trump and russian president vladimir putin are
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scheduled to speak on the phone tomorrow. the first conversation since mr. trump took office. no matter how that call goes, it will likely be smoother than the first foray of diplomacy with mexico. the white house will suggest how to pay for the wall with a 20% tax on imports from mexico. it walked that back later in the day. that proposal came after the mexican president canceled a plan with a meeting with trump. under pressure at home after president trump signed executive order laying the ground work for the border wall and make mexico pay for it. all of this comes hours ahead of the first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader. let's bring in white house correspondent jeff zeleny for the latest. >> reporter: christine and miguel, president trump will meet with theresa may at the white house. it is the first foreign leader
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meeting of the presidency. the first chance to take a measure of her and vice versa. they will hold a press conference talking about the issues with the countries and around the world. it is a dust-up with another foreign leader. the president of mexico he thth causing a standoff of the administration. yesterday, president trump said that he agreed with the mexican president to cancel meeting next week with the two leaders. the mexican president said he would not come to the u.s. next week because of the issue over the border wall and who will pay for it. this is how president trump explained it in a meeting in philadelphia with a meeting with republicans. >> the president of mexico and myself agreed to cancel the planned meeting scheduled for next week. unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and i

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