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Official: Mexico's president 'considering' scrapping US trip

  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto pauses during a press conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Pena Nieto said Monday that Mexico's attitude towards the Donald Trump administration should not be aggressive or biased, but one of dialogue. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto pauses during a press conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Pena Nieto said Monday that Mexico's attitude towards the Donald Trump administration should not be aggressive or biased, but one of dialogue. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto pauses during a press conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Pena Nieto said Monday that Mexico's attitude towards the Donald Trump administration should not be aggressive or biased, but one of dialogue. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto pauses during a press conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Pena Nieto said Monday that Mexico's attitude towards the Donald Trump administration should not be aggressive or biased, but one of dialogue. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mario Vazquez Santiago, a migrant from Guatemala, waits for a northbound train on the outskirts of Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Wednesday to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and strip funding for so-called sanctuary cities, which don't arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Mario Vazquez Santiago, a migrant from Guatemala, waits for a northbound train on the outskirts of Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Wednesday to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and strip funding for so-called sanctuary cities, which don't arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)  (The Associated Press)

A senior government official says Mexico's president is "considering" canceling next week's visit to Washington following President Donald Trump's order to begin construction of a wall between the two countries.

The decision to rethink the visit comes amid growing outrage in Mexico, and a sense among many that President Enrique Pena Nieto has been too weak in the face of Trump's tough policy stance.

The official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the administration "is considering" scrapping the Jan. 31 visit. "That's what I can tell you."