The State Department told him not to go. Which is strange because when Obama was running for President he visited many of our allies, even had a giant rally in Germany. Donald Trump went anyway. The Republican nominee took a giant gamble by going down to Mexico to meet with President Pena Nieto. After all of the undiplomatic things Trump has said about Mexico, Nieto could have made the meeting very uncomfortable. But this trip to Mexico was probably the best thing Donald Trump has done since his convention speech.
Some people believe that Donald Trump went to Mexico to with the favor of the Latino vote…that’s nonsense, the Republican candidate knows that one speech could never do that. No Trump went to Mexico so he could convince independents and others on the fence that he can meet with other leaders without causing an international incident, and while looking like a president.
Both candidates were invited by President Nieto Trump said yes right away, Hillary probably thinking the Republican wouldn’t have the guts to make the trip was out maneuvered.
Part of the Democrat’s strategy is that Donald Trump is the diplomatic bull in a china shop, he will insult all our allies and start a nuclear war if he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, In Mexico Donald Trump destroyed that image, he looked presidential and sounded diplomatic. The last minute trip was the perfect set up for the immigration speech Trump will make later today.
Both leaders stressed the importance of secure borders, for Mexico to keep out American dirty money and weapons like the kind former AG Holder allowed to be sold to drug cartels in the Fast and Furious program. And America to keep out drugs and
illegal immigrants (oh sorry I mean) criminally trespassing aliens.
At one point President Nieto referred to some of Trump’s statements, lamenting at the “misinterpretations and statements that have unfortunately hurt and affected Mexicans in the way he’s presented his candidacy,” but he added later that Trumps visit showed he had respect for our neighbor to the south,” I was sure that his genuine interest was to build a relationship.”
Nieto also pointed out that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was twenty-two years old and perhaps it was time to modernize the agreement, but any changes must be beneficial to all parties. He wanted to see a North America that was highly competitive with other regions of the world.
When Trump spoke he praised Mexican-Americans, saying that they have made “great contribution” to Americans. He added, “I have a great feeling for Mexicans. They are amazing people.” And that he’s employed many Mexicans who were “spectacular people with strong values of faith and community.”