— Robert Costa (@costareports) August 31, 2016
This is insane https://t.co/tgLHQ7BN4P
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 31, 2016
@costareports We're not sending our best.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 31, 2016
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto: “We must do lunch, one of these days.”
Deadbeat Donald Trump: “See ya on Wednesday — you’re buying!”
Donald Trump is considering jetting to Mexico City on Wednesday for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, just hours before he delivers a high-stakes speech in Arizona to clarify his views on immigration policy, according to people in the United States and Mexico familiar with the discussions.
The possibility, which was hatched in recent days by Trump and his campaign advisers, comes after Trump has wavered for weeks over whether he would continue to hold his hard-line positions on the central and incendiary issue of his campaign, in particular his call to deport an estimated 11 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally…
Peña Nieto has extended an invitation for the businessman to come visit with him in Mexico to talk about various political and economic issues, the people said. Trump, sensing an opportunity, decided over the weekend to accept the invitation and push for a visit this week.
Trump is scheduled to hold fundraisers Wednesday morning in California and deliver his immigration speech in the evening at the Phoenix Convention Center. His trip to Mexico would come in the hours in between his events, should it occur.
Trump’s newly installed campaign chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon, played a key role in devising the stop while Trump met Sunday with his aides and family at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., according to two people who have been briefed on the campaign’s deliberations…
My first thought upon hearing about this was that Trump’s campaign handlers wanted him to show up on the Presidente’s doorstep on Wednesday, and make a media-friendly fuss when everybody inside hid behind the drapes and pretended they weren’t home. My second thought was that they wanted a public refusal from Mexico, which would gin Donald up for a really major tantrum during his Big Immigration Pivot Speech(tm). Seeing Bannon’s greasy fingerprints convinces me, yes, it’s all another publicity stunt to promote The Grift.
Because even Deadbeat Don must have a dim idea by now that he’s not gonna win the election, but he’s got two months and counting of free media for his long con(s). And an all-networks tantrum about how he — all True ‘Mericans! — have now been disrespected!!!! by a bunch of ingrate dark-skinned foreigners!!! — is priceless advertising for mid-November’s upcoming Trump-Breitbart News Network launch announcement.
Peña Nieto is not very popular among Mexicans right now. Maybe he thinks by yelling at Trump he can improve that. https://t.co/q7Hc24M7mk
— Al Giordano (@AlGiordano) August 31, 2016
The Mexican government is not aware of any meeting scheduled between President Peña Nieto and Donald Trump. https://t.co/4eTvkh4Uyc
— Enrique Acevedo (@Enrique_Acevedo) August 31, 2016
Statement from office of Mexican president: "There is no confirmation of meetings at this point.” pic.twitter.com/cLiFrt7Bd8
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 31, 2016