Luis Videgaray: Mexican minister 'who pushed for Donald Trump visit' resigns

Trump is seen in Laredo, Texas, near the Mexican border

Donald Trump, seen here in Texas in July, caused uproar with his visit to Mexico

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mexican treasury minister Luis Videgaray has resigned, days after the visit of Donald Trump which he reportedly championed.

The departure of Videgaray, formerly a confidante and ally of president Enrique Pena Nieto, was confirmed by a Mexican government spokesperson.

It is widely suggesed that Videgaray was the architect of Trump's trip to Mexico, which brought a huge backlask in the country from those who did not want the Republican presidential candidate to visit, and viewed the event as a huge embarrassment.

Trump has regularly criticised Mexico during his presidential election campaign, and suggested a wall be constructed between the two countries at the Mexicans' expense.

The meeting provoked a fresh dispute between Trump and Pena Nieto, with Trump suggesting that the two men had discussed the construction of the wall, but not who would pay for it, while Pena Nieto claimed he had made clear to his US counterpart that Mexico would not be funding the project.