Donald Trump: 'I didn't choke' on Mexico wall deal

Donald Trump at a press conference in Mexico last week.
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Donald Trump is denying Hillary Clinton's assertion that he bungled his visit last week with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

During a press conference after their meeting, Trump said he did discuss with Peña Nieto his proposed wall between the U.S. and Mexico, which he has said he would make Mexico pay for, but they did not talk about payment. Peña Nieto said the subject was broached, and he made it "clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall." In an interview Monday with David Muir of ABC News, Clinton called the meeting a "diplomatic incident," and said Trump "came out saying one thing and the Mexican president contradicted him almost immediately. He didn't raise it, so he did choke. He didn't know how to even communicate effectively with a head of state. And I think that's a pretty clear outcome from that trip."

In his own interview with Muir, Trump said no blunders took place during his brief trip. "I didn't choke," he said. "She chokes. … I've been given A pluses for the job I did in Mexico. The fact is, Mexico will pay for that wall. It was discussed that it wouldn't be discussed but they know my stance and I know their stance."

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