The pundits predicted that Donald Trump’s visit to Mexico would be a disaster, and they were wrong (again.)
Despite all their post-visit spin, the fact remains that Trump looked like the leader of the country, while Hillary had to be helped onto a stage to give a quickly forgotten speech somewhere.
So what did the President of Mexico think? Well, he’s obligated to be diplomatic, but his remarks were revealing:
[President Peña Nieto] also admitted that the North American Free Trade Agreement needs to be improved, the porous border must be secured and, more importantly, criminals have indeed been taking advantage of the weak border to transport guns, drugs, slaves and money between Mexico and the United States, as Trump has long argued.
The Mexican president also reportedly took direct shots at Obama by complaining about the guns that were smuggled into his country during Operation Fast and Furious — and also scolding him for having ostensibly erected a “welcome” sign over the border that, incidentally enough, has spurred problems in Mexico as well as the U.S.
Yet two years ago, President Peña Nieto sang an entirely different tune, claiming at the time that it was morally wrong for the United States to oppose illegal immigration.
Over the course of just a few hours, Trump moved the needle on what was supposedly an intractable, untouchable issue of national and international importance. And it was really just a photo op. Imagine what would happen if this had been President Trump, meeting with Mexico to actually draw up and sign a legally binding treaty?
Source: Conservative Tribune