Donald Trump says he wants peace with his neighbors in Mexico, but he’s not a peace broker.
The Republican presidential candidate made the remarks on Saturday during a trip to the country’s capital, Mexico City, where he met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Trump made the comments after the two leaders agreed to work together to end the “fiscal cliff” that would leave the U.S. with $4 trillion in unpaid taxes and other government spending that the United States has pledged to avoid for two years.
Peña Nieto and Trump are both in their last months in office, and both have been dogged by corruption scandals that have hurt their electoral prospects.
The two leaders have repeatedly said they want to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.
Trump said the two countries have been “very good friends” and “very cooperative” but that “we’ve got to be careful” with each other.
“The fact is, we’re going to have to be very careful with each one of them, because if they’re going for war, it’s going to be a very big war,” he said.
Trump has been criticized for not offering the kind of help that Peña said Mexico needs to be able to deal with the crisis.
Trump has promised to create more than 12 million jobs and build the U,S.
border wall with Mexico to protect the country from future attacks by drug cartels.
Peñas Nieto has said he will not accept a “no-deal” approach that could lead to a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for the United Nations to declare war.
Trump, however, said Mexico would be willing to work with the United Kingdom, which has been pressing for a new U.NS. resolution to force Mexico to accept a new tax on imports from the United Sates.
“If they can help us, if we can help them in any way, we’ll do it,” Trump said.
“But we’re not going to accept what’s happening to Mexico.”
Trump and Peña met with leaders from the Democratic National Committee, the U., Democratic senators and representatives from Congress.
Peña, in his remarks to the ULC, said the meeting would focus on “peace, security, democracy, economic growth, and the rule of law.”
“I am very happy to welcome you to Mexico City to hear the President’s thoughts on the state of our bilateral relationship,” he added.
Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said that Peñas would not be making an endorsement in the upcoming U.NA.
“The president will be speaking to a wide array of stakeholders, and we are committed to working together with them,” she said in a statement.
“We look forward to seeing President Peña in the White House in the coming days and weeks.”
The White House said Peña had agreed to cooperate with the Trump administration.
“President Peña will make an announcement regarding his engagement with the President of the United State tomorrow, and I look forward for more details to be announced,” said a statement from the White, House and Senate campaigns.