Over everything, Donald Trump is first and foremost a businessman, so he knows how to take advantage of an opportunity when he sees one.
Apparently Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto extended an invitation to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with the Trumpster accepting first.
Trump is meeting with the Nieto before making his long-awaited speech about where he stands on immigration tonight in Arizona.
The Republican candidate once likened immigrants from Mexico to rapists. He has also vowed to build a wall on the United States southern border – to keep Mexicans from entering the U.S. illegally.
Many Mexicans have received the news of the meeting, and are not pleased:
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has awakened to the news that President Enrique Pena Nieto is going to meet with Republican candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, and many Mexicans don’t like it.
Many felt the Republican had left Pena Nieto flat-footed by accepting an invitation the Mexican president had made simply for appearances’ sake. Trump is widely loathed in Mexico for calling migrants from the country “rapists” and “murders” among other insults.
Mexico City-based security analyst Alejandro Hope suggested that Pena Nieto “wanted to invite Hillary (Clinton), but that meant inviting both of them, and nobody thought Trump would accept first.”
He added: “What’s in it for Mexico? “The newspaper El Universal wrote in an editorial that Trump “caught Mexican diplomats off guard” by accepting the invitation. Source
Donald Trump is a strategist. If he wins, it will be because he played his chess moves a bit better than Hillary Clinton.
This is all politics, so no one should be surprised that Mexico’s president has agreed to a meeting with Trump. We will watch and see what this does for him when it comes time for his re-election, though.
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