Washington, Aug 31: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is considering a trip to Mexico to meet that country's president, hours before his long-awaited speech on immigration on Wednesday, a media report said.
The Washington Post, in a lead story, said Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has invited Trump to Mexico City to discuss campaign issues. Trump reportedly accepted the offer, the daily said.
So far, there has been no word from the Trump campaign on his possible Mexican trip. Notably, Nieto has been highly critical of Trump's plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. Trump argues this would stop the flow of illegal immigrants coming into the US.
Nieto had invited Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton too for a meeting. Both campaigns received the invitation on good terms, the president's office told The Post in a statement.
"Trump, sensing an opportunity, decided over the weekend to accept the invitation and push for a visit this week, according to the people familiar with the discussions," the newspaper reported, adding that the Trump campaign is still in talks with the Mexico government on the logistics of the meeting.
If Trump indeed meets the Mexican President, this would be his first formal interaction with a foreign head of state after he jumped into the electoral arena last year.