Mexico’s finance minister Luis Videgaray resigned following Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the country, with the US Republican presidential candidate boasting it showed his trip had been a success.
“I let them know where the US stands,” Trump said during a televised forum.
“If you look what happened, the aftermath today, people that arranged the trip in Mexico have been forced out of government. That’s how well we did.”
Videgaray, a confidant of President Enrique Pena Nieto, stepped down amid a fallout from the New York billionaire’s visit, which he helped arrange.
Pena Nieto said he accepted Videgaray’s resignation but made no mention of reports he played a crucial role in setting up Trump’s August 31 meeting.
The Washington Post last week reported Videgaray was a leading advocate for liaison with Trump.