Donald Trump and Mexican President Nieto Press Conference 8/31/16

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

Yahoo! News

(MEXICO CITY)— Standing alongside the president of Mexico, a measured Donald Trump on Wednesday defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, but he declined to repeat his frequent promise to force Mexico to pay for it.

Trump, the U.S. presidential candidate who is widely despised across Mexico, also sidestepped his repeated criticism of Mexican immigrants following a closed-door meeting at the official residence of the country’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto. Trump and Pena Nieto, who has compared the New York billionaire to Adolf Hitler, addressed reporters from adjacent podiums flanked by a Mexican flag.

“We don’t like him. We don’t want him. We reject his visit,” former President Vicente Fox told CNN, calling the trip a “political stunt.”

Pena Nieto was less combative as he addressed reporters alongside Trump. He acknowledged the two men had differences, but he described their conversation as “open and constructive.” They shook hands as the session ended.

The trip, a politically risky move for Trump 10 weeks before America’s presidential Election Day, came just hours before the Republican nominee was to deliver a highly anticipated speech in Arizona about illegal immigration. That has been a defining issue of Trump’s presidential campaign, but also one on which he’s appeared to waver in recent days.

While our media and the Democrat political types sputter and display their outrage, candidate Trump plays 3-D chess to accomplish what he has promised he will do regarding the problems of illegal immigration that we have at our southern border.

It’s amazing what can be accomplished when a man says what he means, and means what he says. Particularly amazing when it is evident that his adversaries take him seriously.

How do you eat an elephant?


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14 Responses to Donald Trump and Mexican President Nieto Press Conference 8/31/16

  1. stella says:

    Trump Does Brilliantly in Mexico

    Donald Trump’s perfomance at his dual statement cum brief press conference with Mexican President Enrique Nieto on Wednesday should put shivers in the Hillary Clinton camp even more than the new L.A. Times poll numbers showing a sudden bounce for Trump.

    Trump was a hundred percent presidential in his performance, showing that he was not about to put his foot in his mouth on the global stage as easily as Hillary’s supporters are hoping. All this is occurring with her email/foundation metastasizing. This election is not over.

    Trump had a five-point plan for the border, including the building of the wall, that emphasized a partnership with Mexico. Very smart. That Trump decided not to discuss with the Mexican president how the wall would be paid for was undoubtedly wise. Indeed, one simple manner of payment would be a taxation of remittances, which wouldn’t involve the Mexican government at all.

    Ever since Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon have joined the campaign, Trump has performed nearly flawlessly. This can’t be entirely accidental.

    The next step will his immigration speech tonight. We’ll be listening.

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  2. stella says:

    TRUMP Dominates Mexico Visit and Trumps Mainstream Media (VIDEO)

    Donald Trump took the stage, was actually introduced as “President Trump” by the interpreter, listened to the host-president speak, made his own statement, and then swatted away an-almost hissing media who knew they were watching a man they had spent months attempting to convince the American people was unhinged and too unpredictable, look and sound completely presidential.

    And here is Donald Trump shaking the much smaller hand of the much smaller Mexican president, towering over him as if to say, “It’s gonna be America-first soon, buddy. You can be my friend or my enemy. I think friend would work out much-much better for you and Mexico – BELIEVE ME.”

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  3. hocuspocus13 says:

    So let me see if I have this correct

    I…an American Citizen…crosses over the Mexican Border into Mexico…

    We’ll…what happens next?

    I’m arrested by the Mexican Police and the Mexican Government and locked up in jail for who knows how long with may I add not a very hospitable time

    What was my crime?

    I crossed the Mexican border by accident 😎

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  5. lovely says:

    Trump, the U.S. presidential candidate who is widely despised across Mexico,


    But they could only find less than 2 dozen protesters 😏.

    I thought Trump was fantastic. He commanded the joint press conference and he stated boldly that the United States has the sovereign right to build a wall on the Mexican border.

    I’m not sure how much Nieto got out of their private meeting because he seemed very conciliatory to me. And Nieto bringing up money and guns crossing over into Mexico’s border is a clear opening for revisiting the Fast and Furious treason.

    I am looking forward to his immigration speech this evening.

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  6. lovely says:

    Apparently Nieto has tweeted that he made it “very clear” that Mexico will not pay for the wall 😂so Trump displaying negotiation skills 101 Nieto consents to the wall.

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    • stella says:

      Exactly! And as Roger Simon said, “That Trump decided not to discuss with the Mexican president how the wall would be paid for was undoubtedly wise. Indeed, one simple manner of payment would be a taxation of remittances, which wouldn’t involve the Mexican government at all.”

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      • lovely says:

        The press is just hearing about the Nieto tweet and having conniption fit. ! 1) The press is missing the point that everyone, particularly the president of Mexico is talking about the wall being built and 2) So what if Nieto tweeted that he told Trump Mexico wouldn’t pay for the wall, so what if he even said it to Trump, what Nieto thinks about funding the wall is irrelevant.

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  7. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook (Robert Chandler):

    Trump is in the building business.

    Do you think you can figure out what’s involved in building a wall?

    What has Barack Obama ever built?

    What has Barack Obama ever done physically, besides selling dope.

    Do you people have any idea how many $billions in remittances are sent home electronically from the US to Mexico?

    All you have to do is tax remittances and it will easily pay for the wall

    I assume all of you are familiar with our Interstate Highway System.

    Building a 2000 mile wall is a pittance of a construction undertaking compared to building a four or six lane divided highway for hundreds or thousands of miles.

    We built a railroad from the Mississippi to Sacramento in the 1860s, crossing some of the highest mountains in the world.

    Do you think we’re made of sugar candy?

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  8. lovely says:

    Heh heh.

    Hat tip to Rumpole 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

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