There is news out this evening that Trump will be making a surprise trip that will have Americans talking for the next week.
It is a bold move, and one that will definitely change the dynamics of this race, especially as it pertains to reaching out politically to the minorities in this country.
While rumors swirled at first, the details have emerged. Donald Trump is headed to the one place no one thought he would go.
LifeZette has confirmed that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Peña Nieto.
The trip is particularly historic for Trump in that no previous non-incumbent presidential nominee of a major party has ever travelled to Mexico as part of his campaign.
LifeZette can confirm the meeting will occur, despite concerns from both Mexican security services and the U.S. Secret Service.
I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2016
Trump is taking the risk physically of heading over to a less secure bordering country (but no, he won’t come back like Hillary with made-up stories of being under fire while landing) and is politically risking the chance of a less than stellar meeting with a man he has already shared some considerable tension with. But the mood has moved in the right direction as Mexican President Nieto has back-pedaled on some of his harsher comments, realizing the chance of working with Trump is on the rise. What will they be discussing and who will be attending?
Sources, that include Mexican officials involved in the planning of the visit, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, stated the meeting would cover a broad variety of topics ranging from trade to security to immigration and the contentious issue of border enforcement.
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.
This is a bold move from a bold Republican presidential candidate. Trump has just started to secure the high ground in key polls and, if this goes well, will certainly take advantage of his upward momentum. This may be brilliant, but Americans will have to wait and see how the meeting goes. One thing’s for sure: Hillary Rodham Clinton would never make a gutsy move like this.