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. StrategyPage.com 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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