Donald Trump agrees to meet Mexican president south of ‘the wall’
The Republican presidential nominee tweeted Tuesday evening that he had accepted the Mexican leader’s invitation.
After posting a picture of himself on May 5, Cinco de Mayo, eating a taco bowl with the caption “I love Hispanics!” his support among the Latino community did not improve. Trump has had to find alternative ways to soften his image and stance on immigration.
I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2016
Perhaps this is why he took up President Nieto’s invitation to get to know the country he once claimed was “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.”
Trump is scheduled to speak with more depth on his immigration policy in Arizona on Wednesday.
President Nieto’s official Twitter account confirmed that Trump had accepted the offer and will meet him on Wednesday.
It remains to be seen whether the visit will really be to estimate of the cost of building the wall.
no matter what happens in Mexico, Trump is going to be so hyped up that there's absolutely no way he stays on script for immigration speech— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) August 31, 2016
If Enrique Peña Nieto said "The Apprentice" was his favorite show, Trump would do a total 180 and try to make Mexico the 51st state.— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 31, 2016
BTW, I patented "Three Amigos" headlines for Trump/Sessions/Giuliani Mexico trip, so you all have to send me checks pic.twitter.com/CjGe4zVsEo— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) August 31, 2016
With news of Trump meeting Nieto, has anyone checked on Ann Coulter? Will she join him & sell books in Mexico?— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) August 31, 2016
Mexico's Peña Nieto is extremely unpopular right now at home, faces backlash if he doesn't confront Trump = why Trump trip is risky— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) August 31, 2016