Updated at 7:25 p.m. ET.

A softer-edged Donald Trump huddled with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in a hastily arranged meeting in Mexico City on Wednesday. Both men pledged a commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

Trump said he had a "very substantive" conversation with Peña Nieto during which he reaffirmed the right of the U.S. to protect its borders and build a wall, but that his pledge to make Mexico pay for it didn't come up.

"We didn't discuss that," Trump said.

Screenshot, via Mike Pape for Congress' YouTube channel

Republican candidate for Congress Mike Pape has released a new ad in which he pledges to help presidential candidate Donald Trump build a U.S./Mexico border wall if he’s elected as Kentucky’s next 1st District Representative.

Immigration Reform Could Help Kentucky Economy

Jul 4, 2014

The study, “New Americans in Kentucky,” was published this week by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. It found that immigrants make up 3 percent of the state’s population, with one-in-five immigrants to Kentucky originating from Mexico. Kentucky’s immigrant population grew faster than all but six states from 2000 to 2012.

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“Why did I choose Mexico?” has continually been asked. Because, with all the world before me, that land seemed to offer a more historic past than almost any other country on God’s earth, and was there not a spice of danger and romance yet lurking among its hills and valleys? There, men still carried arms; no one dare do other-wise, for, although seldom necessary, the mere fact of having them commands respect. Wild journeys on horse-back through the mountains, to old Aztec ruins, moreover, sounded inviting.