Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may be heading to Mexico on Wednesday according to sources close to Mr. Trump. But will he and why?
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reportedly invited both the Trump and Clinton campaigns to come to Mexico last Friday. According to the Washington Post,
Peña Nieto’s invitation was brought up, and Bannon said it offered Trump an opening to make headlines and showcase himself as a statesman who could deal directly with Mexico.
While it seems that many in the Trump camp are hopeful that a trip to Mexico could open new doors for Mr. Trump’s campaign, it could also very well do the opposite. Though Mr. Trump may be able to showcase himself as “a statesman who could deal directly with Mexico,” it goes without saying that he’s done the complete opposite in his campaign thus far. For instance, Trump’s consistent and unfounded talking point that Mexico would pay for his erroneous border wall actually elicited a response directly from Peña Nieto.
“We also have to bear in mind that the security of the United States is linked with the security of its neighboring countries,” he said. “And this is what we have built. And I’ll say it again, this is what we have been doing with the U.S. government. We have a relationship of coordination, of collaboration and of cooperation in the area of security, precisely in order to have security in Mexico, to have security in the U.S. and … we are journey companions. We are strategic partners working for security in North America.”
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