Presidential candidate Donald Trump just received validation from the Mexican government although the media will downplay it’s significance.
The GOP front runner has been under constant fire for statements made on the campaign trail in reference to illegal immigrants and the crimes they perpetrate before seeking asylum in America’s sanctuary cities.
No one should hold their breath waiting for left-wing politicians or the mainstream media to walk back any of their talking points against Trump but Mexico has begun moving pieces on the diplomacy chessboard. Reuters has the story…
To help restore their marred reputation, the Mexican government announced it was sending diplomat Carlos Sada to Washington in an effort revamp the country’s tarnished image. Sada admitted that Mexico has neglected its image and planned to address the problems through lobbying efforts and with PR and media campaigns.
Gabriela Cuevas, an opposition lawmaker, said it was vital for Mexico to improve its image but that wasn’t enough to change the “hateful trend that Trump and other xenophobes before him have stirred up.”There’s no doubt that Mexico would like to blame Trump for its damaged reputation, but at the end of the day, it has been forced to admit that much of what Trump has said was right — an undoubtedly humiliating admission.
While this is undoubtedly a step in the right direction on Mexico’s behalf, a more productive approach to improving their image would be to apply a little effort toward keeping Mexico’s people on their side of the border. Another possible reason for opening the new diplomatic back channel could also be an end run to cultivate an amnesty deal with a lame duck president before a less cooperative administration takes the reins in January 2017.