“We have not discussed that issue, in any conversation. … It was a respectful and friendly conversation,” Lopez Obrador told reporters following a tweet in which the US president said a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada would cover the cost of a wall. The two leaders spoke by telephone on December 12. Lopez Obrador said they discussed the possibility of creating a joint program for development and job creation in Central America and Mexico. Lopez Obrador said he also discussed a possible meeting with Trump in Washington. “He invited me. I’m also able to go to Washington, but I think that both for him and for us there must be a reason and I think the most important thing would be to sign this agreement or meet with that purpose,” said Lopez Obrador.