In one of her more salient critiques of the Republican presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton said, “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
It was simultaneously light-hearted and deadly serious, getting right at the psyche of a man who could be president.
As much as we all like to believe Trump wouldn’t launch a nuke over an own, Clinton’s words may be prophetic.
After meeting with Donald Trump, the president of Mexico took to Twitter to state that he told Trump Mexico would not pay for a border wall.
In response to that tweet, Trump added a line to his major immigration speech Wednesday.
From The Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Trump was peeved that Mr. Peña Nieto had gone public with the fact that the Mexican president had broken what Mr. Trump considered a deal to keep the question of paying for the wall off the table at their initial meeting.
So Mr. Trump hurriedly inserted a new sentence in his immigration speech, and he soon boomed out from the podium his traditional declaration that the wall would be paid for by Mexico—adding, “They don’t know it yet but they’re going to pay for the wall.”
“I had no choice,” Mr. Trump said in an interview on Thursday. But he also said of the Mexican president, “I liked him very much.”
Trump’s been insisting all along that Mexico would pay for his wall, so it’s not like a tweet caused a major policy shift, but still, he was moved to do something by a the social networking service.