Donald Trump met today with Mexican President Peña Nieto and never demanded that Mexico pay for the cornerstone of Trump’s campaign — that 2000 mile border wall representing the hopes and dreams of every xenophobic bigot that supports his run for the White House.
Donald Trump is heading to Phoenix tonight to make his pitch on how he, and he alone, can solve the immigration crisis. His rhetoric historically has been characterized by an abject inability to refrain from a frenetic stream-of-conscious hate of all that is not lily-white. Nothing has more epitomized Trump’s willingness to vilify the melting pot that is the United States than building that massive wall on Mexico’s tab. His supporters chant “Build that wall” at his rallies with the desperation reserved for a drowning man. Trump has laid his reputation via fear-mongering on compelling Mexico, a country he excoriates at every turn, to cough up the billions necessary to build the physical manifestation of the underlying hate and manufactured fear of his base.
But today at the showdown between Trump and Nieto only the flag of Mexico flew as the two took the stage to discuss their private meeting before a herd of journalists. Trump never mentioned once during his remarks how he was going to strong-arm the Mexican leader into paying for that wall. Not once. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero times did he describe the manner by which he was going to impose his will on our neighbor to the South, and arm-wrestle his way to victory.
Instead, the Mexican President, who had compared Trump to Hitler, and “The Donald” appeared to be almost chummy.
Trump effusively praised the Mexican people…
“I happen to have a tremendous feeling for Mexican Americans… They are amazing people. Amazing people.”
Either Donald Trump has become a fan of the criminals and rapists that Mexico is sending in waves across our border, or Trump has just exposed his inability to back up his hateful rhetoric with even a modicum of a spine. Amazing people, he says. Amazing…
Imagine how the brain of a Trump supporter is left to grapple with what Trump said today, as the watchful eye of the Mexican President stood at his podium eyeing up the man he equated with the poster boy of genocidal xenophobia in World War II Germany.
Regarding NAFTA, the trade agreement he would love to stomp into the dirt on day one of his presidency, Trump said meekly today…
“NAFTA is a 22-year-old agreement that must be updated to reflect the realities of today. There are many improvements that could be made that would make both Mexico and the United States stronger, and keep industry in our hemisphere. We have tremendous competition from China and from all over the world.”
NAFTA now only needs to be updated? Tweaked a bit?
Imagine further the mental gymnastics of his knuckle-dragging fans trying to wrap their brains around that concept.
But what the world awaited with baited breath and white-knuckled anticipation was how the Mexican President responded to Trump putting him in a half-nelson while emptying his wallet for 2000 miles of brick and mortar.
When Trump was FINALLY asked by a chorus of journalists if he told Nieto he was paying for the centerpiece of his entire campaign, he simply retorted, “Who pays for the wall? We didn’t discuss that.”
Trump closed out his remarks with this “pointedly confrontational” offering to Peña Nieto, “Mr. President, I want to thank you. It has been a tremendous honor, and I call you a friend.”
One can only hope that Obamacare covers the collective brain aneurysm that will be suffered by his jack-booted minions.
American actor, writer, director, producer, and activist, Rob Reiner nails it to the forehead of low information cognitive dissonance.
Clearly we're not sending our best to Mexico. We're sending liars. We're sending narcissists. We're sending sociopaths.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 31, 2016
Update: In a hardly shocking turn of events, President Nieto now is claiming he told Trump during the meeting today in no uncertain terms that Mexico was NOT paying for his wall.
Steve Rothrock, American News X
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