TODAY: Trump Meets With Mexican President

CNN reports:

An expected meeting between Trump and Peña Nieto is extraordinary, given Trump’s continued pledges to build a wall on the border with Mexico and make Mexico pay for it. Trump has also stoked fierce criticism in Mexico and in the Hispanic community at large for his inflammatory rhetoric in discussing illegal immigration.

At a Tuesday night rally, Trump stuck to his tough-talking rhetoric. “We are also going to secure our border and stop the drugs from pouring in and destroying our country. And I’ll be talking about that tomorrow night in Arizona, big speech on immigration,” he said in Everett, Washington.

The visit follows months of warring words between Trump and Mexico’s leaders, including when Peña Nieto compared Trump to brutal dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Trump in the early months of his campaign also leveled unfounded accusations that the Mexican government was intentionally sending its unwanted citizens across the border and into the United States.

  • HZ81

    Will he be dressed as a mariachi?

    • Blake Mason

      At least the sombrero.

      • HZ81

        At least. “I present to you the cuisine of your people: Taco Bell.”

    • and handing out chimichangas.

      • Christopher

        😉

      • TuuxKabin

        Hopefully he’ll leave the meeting wearing a taco bowl, upside down, over his head.

    • Dramphooey

      Donald, Rudy and Sessions. Mexico can’t wait.

  • Blake Mason

    This was an invitation?

    • bambinoitaliano

      Nope. A standard speech from a con man.

    • thom

      yes, an invitation to both trump and Clinton.
      I think the Clinton campaign was caught blindsided by this.
      The worst thing is that it is a private meeting so both sides can create whatever narrative they wish

  • bambinoitaliano

    The first and last Super Taco Bowl summit.

  • Oikos
    • Bj Lincoln

      I especially love the last one.

    • Oh’behr

      Did they do the last one already in their minds? They learned how to use their middle finger for clarity. That was all they needed to show their teachers.

    • Joe in PA

      I think it’s time to snap that pic of the Trump sign in my neighborhood: 4X8 sheet of plywood with huge scrawling letters. I’m surprised they got the spelling correct. 🙁

      • Marides48

        It’s a Dump for Trump?

    • olandp

      When I went to vote yesterday there was a middle aged ‘redneck’ couple at the check in table and the poll worker was explaining how a primary works. I was quite surprised because this polling place is in a solidly upper middle class area (I live in the slums of San Jose myself, and I was reassigned a new polling place closer to the socioeconomic level of my neighborhood ). I can only imagine they wanted to vote for Trump.

    • Marides48

      Send the to middle Finland to go to school?

      • Acronym Jim

        Then Finland will be forced to build a wall.

  • Luis De California

    Pena Nieto says he invited both candidates, Trump will just visit first.

    Unless he’s really going to drag Trump then the public will not be happy. Pena Nieto’s approval ratings are in the 20s and he’s seen as a joke a la Bush where people question his intelligence all the time.

    I can already see it now: I met with Enrique nice guy, we ate great food, so good and he actually agreed with a lot of things I said. I told you I can reach across the aisle, I’m such an ambassador.

    His fans will eat it up too.

    • Gustav2

      Add a little bit of trouble with security and Trump will be hailed as a hero.

      • if he lives. im scared of this whole nonsense

    • Ernest Endevor

      Is Nieto also a member of NAMBLA? I have read about that on the internets. Many people are asking the question.

      • Luis De California

        I’ve heard the craziest rumors about him, but I think it’s just the HATRED for him and PRI speaking.

        His wife is also unpopular, some called her a Marie Antoinette (frivolous spending). She’s accused of using favors and funds for her pricey residencies. She put out a video explaining that she paid for it all with her own money, she’s an actress, but that just made it worse.

        • TuuxKabin

          Residences. Emphasis on the plural.

          • Luis De California

            Then there’s the scandal over whether the marriage could even be legitimized through the church since there was something about some annulment or that it was rushed, don’t remember. The couple are basically the opposite of the nation’s sweethearts. The people are really NOT here for them.

    • TuuxKabin

      Received in an email from a friend in Mérida, Yuc. this morning. I guess it’s from a telenovela.

      https://twitter.com/TUSK81/status/770815238182608897/photo/1

      • Luis De California

        Haha Soraya is so iconic.

      • Acronym Jim

        How do you gasp in Spanish?

        • TuuxKabin

          Jadear is the verb. I gasp jadeo. But, I think clutching pearls and fainting couch are part of it. Out on the Yucatan it’d be a hammock. They swing out there.

      • B Snow

        It’s from “Maria la del Barrio”, starring Thalia in the title role, and you must watch it. Awesomely cliched melodrama. Soraya, pictured there, is the villain of the piece, the scheming, manipulative, jealous wife of Maria’s love interest. She uses insults like “muerta de hambre”, i.e. “(you’re so poor,) you’re starving to death” (at least, I think that’s the translation). Wonderfully portrayed by Itati Cantoral, who really knows how to chew the scenery. 😀

    • JuanGalicia

      Well with the news about his thesis plagiarism I don´t think it´s easy to avoid thinking he is actually a bit … dim

    • Grimes

      I’ve got my popcorn ready to watch the protests in Mexico today

      • Far right sites claim he;ll be killed by drug cartels.
        This would be bad for the election.

    • Acronym Jim

      “Great food, but missing the taco bowl. What’s up with that?”

    • Nausea

      This could be a prearranged situation. Nieto can say that he talked Trump into moderating his immigration position and Trump can say that he negotiated with Nieto and now understands the Mexican people. He therefore will have an excuse to dump the more extreme portion of his position. They both can walk away and say they have accomplished something. And the not-so-bright-electorate will agree. This feels very dangerous to me. I hope I’m wrong…

      • He _cannot_ suddenly become a good choice for Hispanic Americans.

  • Oikos
    • bambinoitaliano

      I suck too if this guy allow 😛

      • Derrick Johns

        LOL @baminoilaliano,
        I want some too.

        • bambinoitaliano

          You can have the sloppy second 😛

      • Todd20036

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        I never said I wasn’t one.

        • bambinoitaliano

          Healthy sluts have better morals than those hateful cultists.

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        • Jerry

          I’ll just leave this…

          • Jerry

            Sorry…better picture:

  • Gustav2

    but…but…but will Trump grant Peña Nieto amnesty!!!!!!111!!!!!

  • bambinoitaliano

    He goes bearing gift too.

    • TuuxKabin

      The huuuuugest drumpf piñata ever made. All for chico Peña Nieto.

      • bambinoitaliano

        He will be disappointed to find out there’s nothing inside but cheeto dust.

        • Oh’behr

          And empty candy wrappers.

          • Uncle Mark

            I was going to go with bullshit & bile, but yours is funnier and more pleasant to the eyes.

    • Uncle Mark

      It’s the ugliest blow-up doll ever. :p

      • bambinoitaliano

        It came bloated.

    • Acronym Jim

      I think he’s going bearing grift.

  • OdieDenCO

    hope donny takes extra security. you know those south of the border are just waiting to rape, plunder and pillage. /s

    • Gustav2

      Is he hoping for problems so he can play the big man who stood up to the evil Mexicans?

    • bambinoitaliano

      They are not but I’m hoping for an exception for Trump.

  • Jerry Hinnant

    He will probably offer to move his China and Bangladesh operations to Mexico for his support.

  • AJ Drew

    wait… Nieto invited Trump? really?

    • JuanGalicia

      What do you expect from somone that stupid? I’m amazed he was able to graduate college, even with all that cheating :U

    • Gustav2

      And Ms Clinton.

  • Rex

    The President of Mexico, Trump must assume, is a good person;
    not one of those drug-dealing rapists.

    • TuuxKabin

      Trump: “…….”
      Peña Nieto: “…….”
      Trump: “…….”
      Peña Nieto: “…….”
      Trump: “Well I never meant YOU were a rapist…”

      • TuuxKabin

        Trump: “…….”
        Peña Nieto: “…….”
        Trump: “…….”
        Peña Nieto: “…….”
        Trump: “So you’re paying for the wall, right?”

        Trump: “…….”
        Peña Nieto: “…….”
        Trump: “…….”
        Peña Nieto: “…….”
        Trump: “You know, I’ve always loved tacos”

        • vorpal

          LOL I don’t think Trump could manage two “…….”s of silence!

  • JuanGalicia

    I sure hope he helps tarnish what’s left of The president’s reputation P:

  • skyweaver

    Passing along a great article by Josh Marshall at TPM about this. I think Josh has it about right: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/can-trump-be-this-stupid-not-a-trick-question

    • lattebud

      They meet. Share pleasantries. Pena gets on the air and tells the world that Trump is still a racist, arrogant, greedy ahole that wants to ruin their lives and screw the world. What good could come from this visit?

  • Bj Lincoln

    Peña Nieto is not liked much by his own people and he invites the much hated Trump. Oh to be a fly on the wall of this meeting! I wonder if the meeting place is a secret from the hordes of pissed off people sure to show up.

    • TuuxKabin

      Millions of Mexicans are still grieving for Juan Gabriel. They may not bother with this pendéjo, or they may take affront at the timing of the visit. Wish I had TV to watch the Spanish news stations.

      • Luis De California

        Unfortunately between the tears, some hypocrisy is showing in several places in Mexico. One tweet sums it up: They mourn JuanGa on the weekend then march against gay marriage and other rights on Monday.

        There’s actually a twitter account calling out the hypocrisy; every time a prominent figure of Congress posted a RIP JuanGa tweet, the person would say something like “Yes, but you would vote against his right to wed if he wanted to”.

        • TuuxKabin

          Ay, Méheco. Tan lejos de Dios, tan cerca de los Estados Unidos.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Me too.

  • hdtex

    Many people are saying that Donald Trump is showing the first public signs of syphilitic dementia. It’s such a tough thing to say, and I hate to say it, but our country has to be tough right now. Just has to. And believe me, so many people are saying it — brilliant people, amazing people, really, really beautiful people — they’re all saying it. And it is a major problem for him, big league. That’s why we’re calling him Diseased Donny. Diseased Donny. Just so many people saying he has syphillis. Awful, horrible thing for him. And he has to drop out. Diseased Donny has to drop out. Trust me.
    #ManyPeopleAreSaying

    • olandp

      Did he catch it from Mile Huckabee, because I read many times on the internets that he has it. Also (Sy)Phillis Schlafly, I think it was named for her.

      • douglas

        Yes, they both slept with Michelle Bachmann who is “patient zero” in this epidemic of republican syphilitic dementia. Everyone is talking about it. Someone even said there are videos.

    • Hank

      I have heard, that it is in the Tertiary Stage, which when it effects the brain, can create “holes” in the tissue, similar to swiss cheese!!!

    • Marides48

      At least we know that he can’t transmit the disease.

    • dropping out gives mike pence & gary johnson too much of a boost

  • Mending fences? (giggle)

  • shellback

    Donnie, Be sure to drink the water.

    • TuuxKabin

      Drink it from the tap, not like lil’ rubio, from a bottle.

      • Hank

        Who’s “tap” did you have in mind??… Pena Nieto’s??? /s

        • TuuxKabin

          The dude used to be a good looker. Not so much anymore. His term’s worn him out.

          • GanymedeRenard

            And there are even rumors that he’s secretly gay – I don’t particularly like the thought of having him in our ranks, though.

          • TuuxKabin

            From experience a lot of men in strongly Catholic countries are at least bi-sexual, families and all. Wouldn’t surprise me, he was quite a pretty lil’ boy and may have been passed around on his way up. But I doubt he’d consider himself ‘in our ranks’. Fine with me.

  • Texndoc

    As Chris Hayes’ guest said last night, imagine Marco Rubio the nominee and going to Mexico the DAY of his immigration speech. The typical Trump supporter would be seizing, foaming at the mouth, rolling in the dirt, apoplectic.

  • Joe in PA

    I look very much forward….

    I can’t, I just can’t….

    And I can’t wait to hear that “big speech on immigration. Who fucking talks like that? Oh wait.

  • popebuck1

    I’ll bet you can get a great taco salad in Mexico City. An AUTHENTIC taco salad.

    • TuuxKabin

      The BEST. And they don’t come in no fuckin’ bowl.

  • vorpal

    Is he down there yet?
    Quick: build the wall!

    • GanymedeRenard

      What has Mexico done to you to deserve that?
      (Right, their people are ugly, brown, and rapists. / s)

  • Henry Auvil

    Today would be the perfect time to build that wall.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Maybe it’s some sort of sting operation?

  • Dirty Harry

    Mexico’s president is going to serve lots of Tequila & get Trump loosened up. Then its time for the Mariachi Los Camperos.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9KQbbheFcM

  • Derrick Johns

    The Mexican president should speak to Trump in Spanish only.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    His name is Peña, not Pena.

    I think that I would include that little attention to detail in a tweet of this nature, if I were Trump trying to reach out to latinos / hispanics.

  • sherman
  • Uncle Mark

    Can I fantasize that it turns out that the Mexican President used this moment to finally bring Trump face-to-face with his ol’ buddy El Chappo….and Trump was never heard from again?

  • sherman
  • Ninja0980

    I have a feeling before this meeting is done that Nieto will do or say something to rebuke Trump in order to help his own image.

  • JustSayin’

    Have no doubt, trump will insult Pena Nieto and claim he has agreed to pay for the wall.

  • Hank

    “Peña Nieto compared Trump to brutal dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini”…. How right he is!!!

    • safari

      I think you mean alt-right 😉

  • safari

    And here I thought I’d have to wait until at least February for Trump to cause a true international incident.

  • ClarkJoe

    “look very much forward”

    Trump should learn to speak English.

    • TampaDink

      Having bad a he day having is.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Acronym Jim

    “We are also going to secure our border and stop the drugs from pouring in and destroying our country.”

    It’s a good think for Mainers that Paul LePage didn’t consider this wall thingy. Given his even more unhinged idea to “shoot the enemy,” I’m guessing they won’t have to deal with him for much longer.

    • Derrick Johns

      Secure Maine’s borders from where? Connecticut? Drug dealers can still drive through Vermont.
      I’m sorry. Some of y’all White folks have just gone plum crazy.

      • Acronym Jim

        Apparently, I should have included the /s tag.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I suspect Trump is merely a distraction for Nieto, given his own issues at home, Trump’s presence should prove useful.

  • Ceann Eltigh

    May you experience Montezuma’s Revenge on your trip Donnie.

  • GanymedeRenard

    1. Pena = pity, sorrow. PeÑa = rock, crag. Careful when addressing international leaders by equivocal names, Herr Drumpf – even if they’re corrupt (albeit handsome).

    2. Good luck trying to capitalize this animal’s visit to the very country he despises the most, i.e., yours, Mr. Peña. It won’t distract your people from your disastrous administration.

  • GanymedeRenard

    OT (sorta)/ There was a time when the current Mexico’s First Lady, Angélica Rivera, was a telenovela actress and a singer. She even shared stage with Ricky Martin as part of a youth band called, ironically, “Muñecos de Papel” (roughly, “Paper Marionettes”) somewhere around 1991-1992. She’s the blond one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyape6f-k_M

  • e jerry powell

    Somebody’s buying the drugs, Donny…

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