Donald Trump Shocks The World By Going To Mexico To Meet With Country’s President, Spawns #TrumpsMexicoTripSayings
Donald Trump is traveling to Mexico City on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Kellyanne Conway, newly anointed Trump campaign manager, appeared on Fox & Friends to explain why the Donald is visiting Mexico.
Last Friday, Peña Nieto invited both Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico. However, so far only Trump has RSVP’d.
This comes on the same day and just hours before he is set to deliver an important speech on his immigration policy.
Even before his presidential campaign, Trump has said the United States needs and he will erect a huge wall on the southern border in an attempt to stifle illegal immigration. He has also stated that Mexico will pay for the wall on the U.S./Mexico border.
One person not happy with Trump’s visit is former President Vicente Fox, who called the excursion “opportunistic” and a “political stunt.”
“I don’t understand what’s going on here, and I really apologize for our president taking this step forward. I really expect from him, as all 130 million Mexicans, all of our great brother Mexicans in the United States, an explanation from both, from President Peña and Trump himself.”
However, Fox did invite Trump in a Breitbart News interview earlier this year, “Come to Mexico and to see what Mexico is all about.”
Fox and many other Mexicans were upset with Trump when he called Mexican immigrants “rapists” during his presidential announcement speech on June 16, 2015.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Earlier in his campaign, Trump had proposals for a “deportation force” to push out the 16 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. However, the GOP presidential candidate has softened his approach. Last week, during a Fox News interview he said he was now open to steps that could accommodate law-abiding people who had built strong family ties in the United States.
“There certainly can be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people,” Trump said.
This appears as a very presidential move by Trump. It shows that he is willing to meet other world leaders to get their point of view and that he is willing to adapt his policies.
Mexico should be very interested in Trump’s strict policies of securing the border because if you decrease the cartel’s main source of revenue from U.S. buyers, you take power away the drug empire’s financial abilities to buy influence or weapons to instill their power.
This unexpected summit sparked the hashtag #TrumpsMexicoTripSayings to a top trending topic on Twitter, and there was plenty of snark.