US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to announce that his promised wall between Mexico and the US would go forward.
Then, hours before the arrival of Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray to the White House, Trump signed an executive order making the building of the wall in the near future officially a priority.
Afterwards, many people in Mexico were left wondering just what the point of Mexican officials meeting with the Trump White House would even be at this point.
Peña Nieto himself is scheduled to travel to the US next Tuesday, but now a source familiar with the situation says that he's "considering" canceling.
Soon the hashtag #SuspendaGira — or "Suspend the Trip" — began to spread across Twitter.
Many of those using the hashtag begged Peña Nieto to stay home if, for no other reason, to preserve the dignity of his country.
It turns out national dignity is, like, really important to people. Who knew?
For some, taking a trip to the US after Trump's announcement defies logic.
While some waited to see if Peña Nieto would pull the trigger and outright cancel...
...others decided that instead of backing out, now is the the perfect time for Mexico to stand up to Trump.
"Should we follow the advice from the creator of House of Cards?" asked one user after Beau Willimon, the Netflix series's showrunner, called on Mexicans to push hard for the meeting to be canceled.
And a lot of people remembered Trump's visit to Mexico last year and came away less than convinced that Peña Nieto would stand up for them.
Still others took the moment to remind the president that Mexico is full of corruption they'd like him to pay attention to.
Yes, it's an insult to Mexicans if he goes.No, he should go and negotiate with Trump.
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Do you think Mexico's president should cancel his visit to the United States?
vote votesYes, it's an insult to Mexicans if he goes.
vote votesNo, he should go and negotiate with Trump.
This post was translated from Spanish.