WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani shut down discussion about payment of the border wall duringDonald Trump’s meeting last week with the Mexican president because it wasn’t part of the “ground rules” for the Mexico City visit, the former New York mayor said Sunday.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto indeed brought up who would pay for a border wall — despite Trump’s initial claim it wasn’t discussed — but Giuliani told CNN’s “State of the Union” he snuffed out the subject quickly in favor of common ground.
“I said it that it was off the table,” Giuliani said. “We had ground rules for this meeting and one of the ground rules was we are not going to discuss paying for the wall because that’s not something we are going to agree about. What we wanted to do is find areas of common agreement.