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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mexican president needs Trump

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will meet with Trump today.

From Lifezette:
It is expected that Trump advisor and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, along with high-ranking Mexican officials, will attend the meeting.
The meeting will occur, despite concerns from both Mexican security services and the U.S. Secret Service.
Officials expect the two leaders to make some statement following the meeting, but do not expect a full press conference.
The trip is particularly historic for Trump in that no previous non-incumbent presidential nominee of a major party has ever traveled to Mexico as part of his campaign.
This comes 14 months after Trump entered the presidential race and promised to build a wall.

Later he said Mexico will pay for it.

Nieto needs Trump.

From Austin Bay:
This could be an example of the kind of rabbit-out-of-the-hat electioneering magic Democrats fear Donald Trump can pull. So, here’s the background to this wild scenario. Pena is currently under a heckuva lot of political pressure. The Iguala Massacre (September 2014) marked a political sea change in Mexico. has been covering Pena’s political slide ever since. 
(This update summarizes the cumulative effects. But other updates in the Mexico section back it up with sad details.) 
The Iguala Massacre became “a national example of ‘impunity’ — which means the government and political elites ability to escape responsibility and punishment for crimes, corruption, criminal neglect of duty and gross mismanagement.” If this sounds like Hillary Clinton escaping punishment for her criminal mishandling of classified information, well, I report, you decide. Pena’s own ethical failures haunt him. Oh, he doesn’t think he has ethical failures, but a lot of Mexican citizens certainly do.
This is a low risk, high reward move for both men. They may reach an agreement. Symbiosis though is a very good bond, and can work better than Gorilla Glue.

By the way, Eisenhower worked with the Mexican government to repatriate illegal aliens in the 1950s.


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  1. News reports say that Shrillary will meet with Pena an the appropriate time, supposedly meaning not now. I take this as an indication that Shrillary is too ill to make a trip to Mexico and meet with Pena in an unscripted session.

    1. I take that to mean that she and hers thought that front was quiet and secure and now find it threatened. Having no contingency plan in place for that front they are scrambling to come up with something to give her cover there.

      Hillary is the French General Staff in 1940; Trump is von Manstein.

      -Mikey NTH

  2. I have thought for many years that if we could seal off the border sufficiently, Mexico would have a revolution. Now, though, it would be the Narcos taking over.

  3. The Mexican President wants to make a downpayment and negotiate a payment schedule for the wall Trump is going to build. - Elric

  4. Good fences make good neighbors

  5. I doubt that any kind of deal could be struck. This is primarily a preliminary discussion to determine what the issues are for the respective sides prior to any actual negotiation. It also serves as a photo op for both. You are right though. Trump holds all the cards. The question isn't whether Mexico will lose, it is how much. Another thing that could be explored is how to soften the blow for Mexico by looking into other things where we could help out.

    1. Absolutely. I think Trump will soften the blow by promising to find ways to help Mexico deal with the narco gangs that rule northern Mexico. While I'm not sure how invested the Federal government of Mexico is in rooting out official corruption from the state governments, they can't be happy with the widespread killings carried out by Mexico's powerful drug gangs. I have to believe the "Federales" want the killing to stop, and in the end will strike a deal with The Donald that allows the US and Mexico to both play a role in interdicting the drugs and illegals that each day cross the border into the US (with the open approval of Barack Obama, of course). If The Donald builds a wall and strengthens the Border Patrol, Mexico could benefit from that.

  6. Trump looks Presidential, Hillary looks like an oven mitt.

    I wonder if Ailes had anything to do with this.

    1. I think Hillary, or Huma, did it to herself.

  7. President Trump's first State Visit certainly makes him look presidential to me.

  8. President Trump's first State Visit certainly makes him look presidential to me.

  9. Lots of chickens being counted. I don't smell a rat - and I don't smell any roses, either.

  10. Let us not forget that Barack Obama took his presidential campaign in 2008 to Berlin, Germany, where he gave a speech to the crowed of Germans who were lined up on Strasse des 17 Juni, with the Brandenburg Gate as a symbolic backdrop. How does Hillary like THEM apples? I did not know the Germans Obama spoke to had the right to vote in America's elections. Color me dumb. Nor should we forget Ted Kennedy's treasonous "Russian Gambit" in 1983, in which he made a direct appeal for the Soviet government to intervene in the 1984 re-election campaign of Ronald Reagan. The next stop for Donald should be the UK to talk Brexit, in which he promises to stand by her and to strengthen in every way possible our "special relationship" with Britain.

    And, as a personal favor, I'd like to see President DJT return Churchill's bust to a place of honor in the Oval Office, along with a bust of Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher, even as a statue, not Hillary, is the woman who belongs in the Oval Office.

  11. I don't know if I'm necessarily the first person ANYWHERE to observe that this could be seen as the 21st century version of Nixon visiting China, but I've not seen that observation made by anyone else.