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President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany last summer. (AFP / Saul Loeb)

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Canada Goose Jackets President Trump at the White House in Washington on Aug. 31. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Canada Goose Jackets

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