From the opening salvo of his campaign, the United States's relationship with Mexico and its people has been front and center. Very few moments in the 2016 campaign were more iconic than his opening remarks about Mexican people crossing the border: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." (Source: Time)
The tension Trump has created covers substantial ground, from humanitarian and immigration issues, to trade policy and infrastructure spending.
See also Mexico Wall.
|2015.06.25||Univision cuts ties with Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant over racist remarks. latimes.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Mexican Americans, Feuds, Trump Business)|
|2015.06.28||Trump says he will force the people of Mexico to build a border wall. msnbc.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Mexican Americans)|
|2015.07.17||Trump calls for boycott of Mexico. nypost.com (See also 2016 Campaign)|
|2015.08.05||Donald Trump: "Mexico will pay for wall because I say so." cnn.com (See also 2016 Campaign)|
|2017.01.11||In a confirmation hearing, Tillerson expresses views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. reuters.com (See also Rex Tillerson, Climate Change)|
|2017.01.16||Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto cancels meeting with Trump in response to executive order to build a border wall. nytimes.com (See also Mexico Wall)|
|2017.01.26||A rift opens between US and Mexico as Trump presses forward with his wall plan and President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday cancels a trip to Washington after emphasizing that Mexico would not finance the wall. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall)|
The decision comes a day after Trump signed an executive order to start building a wall along the Mexican border.
|2017.01.26||Mexico’s President Enrique Peã Nieto cancels meeting with Trump over wall executive order. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall)|
|2017.01.26||Sean Spicer quickly backpedals on paying for Wall with 20% tax on Mexican imports. talkingpointsmemo.com (See also Immigration, Mexico Wall, Sean Spicer)|
|2017.01.26||Trump calls for 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for border wall following Mexican president cancelling summit. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall, Trade, NAFTA)|
Reince Priebus later called Trump's 20% tax one of a "buffet of options." Daniel Ikenson, director of the Herbert A Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, said the suggestion had put the US in “dangerous waters”.
|2017.01.26||Trump proposes a 20% tax on Mexican Imports to pay for a border wall, and supports imposing a 20% tax on all imports. nytimes.com (See also Mexico Wall, Economy)|
|2017.02.01||Trump threatens to send U.S. troops to Mexico to take care of "bad hombres." time.com (See also Presidential Activity)|
|2017.02.01||Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders are not going as smoothly as sanitized official statements imply with him subjecting them to the same version of vitriol he employs against adversaries. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Australia)|
Trump told Australia’s Turnbull “This was the worst call by far,” and then threatened to send troops into Mexico, in his call with the President.
|2017.02.02||US president describes a world ‘in trouble’ in speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, amid a growing number of disputes with foreign leaders theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Australia, Johnson Amendment, Attacks on Civil Liberties, LGBTQIA, Affordable Care Act, Department of the Treasury, Russia, Yemen, Iran, Mike Pence)|
|2017.02.03||Trump's plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico is facing a major problem: resistance from his own party. cnn.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall)|
|2017.02.09||Jared Kushner proves to be a shadow diplomat on U.S.-Mexico talks regarding NAFTA and border wall negotiations. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Jared Kushner, NAFTA, Mexico Wall)|
|2017.02.12||Mexicans march to protest Trump — but also their own leaders and politicians washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall)|
|2017.02.18||Trump's rhetoric about a trade war with Mexico triggers a slide in cattle futures making Texas cattle ranchers the first casualties of Trump's trade wars. dallasnews.com (See also Trade)|
|2017.02.22||Rex W. Tillerson arrives in Mexico with twin threats hanging over the frayed relationship between the two nations: Trump’s new orders to round up and deport immigrants who are in the United States illegally, and a separate effort to examine American aid to Mexico for possible use in paying for a border wall. nytimes.com (See also Rex Tillerson, Department of State, First 100 Days, Mexico Wall, Immigration)|
|2017.02.24||Mexican Interior Secretary does not mince words when speaking alongside Rex Tillerson and John Kelly in Mexico City Thursday, saying: "We do not agree on the different measures that recently were stated by the government of the United States (that) affect Mexico." cnn.com (See also First 100 Days, Rex Tillerson, John Kelly, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security)|
|2017.03.08||Mexico cancels sugar export permits to U.S. in trade dispute. reuters.com (See also Trade, First 100 Days)|
Mexico has canceled existing sugar export permits to the United States in a dispute over the pace of shipments, according to a letter seen by Reuters, in a flare-up industry sources said could temporarily disrupt supplies.
|2017.06.22||Trump claimed Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world. It's not. buzzfeed.com (See also Mexico Wall, Unpresidential Behavior, False Statements)|
|2017.08.02||Trump is apparently lying about two phone calls during which he claims officials called him to offer him praise - one from the President of Mexico about immigration, and another from the Boy Scouts. thinkprogress.org (See also Assaults on Facts, False Statements, Immigration, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.08.03||The Washington Post on Thursday published transcripts of Trump’s January phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia — and they include plenty of bizarre, surreal, and stunning moments. buzzfeed.com (See also Foreign Policy, Mexico Wall, Unpresidential Behavior, False Statements)|
|2017.08.03||Trump made building a wall along the southern U.S. border and forcing Mexico to pay for it core pledges of his campaign, but as transcripts of his first White House call with Mexico’s president reveal, Trump described his vow to charge Mexico as a growing political problem, pressuring the Mexican leader to stop saying publicly that his government would never pay. washingtonpost.com (See also Mexico Wall, Foreign Policy)|