Trump Surrogate Jeffrey Lord: Trump’s Trip To Mexico Is Like When Richard Nixon Went To China [VIDEO]

Because Mexico is a remote, mysterious country that’s been shrouded from western eyes during its decades of communist rule. Via Raw Story:

CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord on Wednesday praised Donald Trump for going to Mexico, comparing it to President Nixon’s historic trip to China. Historians have said that Nixon’s 1972 trip to China is in the same league with the greatest presidential accomplishments like President John F. Kennedy’s response to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Abraham Lincoln’s leadership during the Civil War.

And on Wednesday, Lord claimed Trump’s meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto should be added to the pantheon of presidential accomplishments. “One of the things that crossed my mind was Richard Nixon going to China,” Lord opined. “Where you have a president in that case that was a hardline anti-communist and yet he opened the doors for real change with China.”

  • Gustav2

    Keep up those Nixon campaign slogans and comparisons coming, idiot.

    “Trump = Nixon” is a great bumper sticker.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s the reason Trump keep calling Hillary crooked rather than telling the Americans “I’m not a crook!. I’m not a crook! “.

    • Todd Allis

      I would take another four years of Nixon over a month of Trump.
      Of course, Hillary would be much better than either.

    • another_steve

      Jeffrey Lord makes me want to vomit.

      He makes that “Hillary in blackface” preacher seem like a great intellect in comparison.

      • james1200
      • Yixing’s Fluffer

        And yet, Scottie Nell Hughes.

        • another_steve

          This is true.

          The search for the most ignorant, mentally-vacant Trump surrogate is not for the weak of heart.

      • Randy

        He was brilliant on CNN as a “Trump supporter” during the Dem convention. I especially loved his complaining about Meryl Streep’s speech because the noteworthy women she mentioned included no Republicans, to his mind, anyway. And he honestly mentioned Sarah Palin before the rest of the panel just quickly moved on.

    • Jeffg166

      They are running Nixon’s 1968 campaign.

    • Randy

      Nixon was Churchill and Ghandi combined compared with Trump.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    “I licked Betty Ford’s boots, (it’s true), she wore them all over China”

    (very random lyric that I’m sure nobody will understand)

    • johncAtl

      Google understood. Strange lyrics.

  • Michael Smith

    Hasn’t Trump spent half of his campaign complaining about China and the trade deals that came from Nixon’s visit?

  • Sam_Handwich

    i shall endeavor to compose an opera about today’s events in Mexico

    • Bryan

      The third act will be a real doozy.

    • OdieDenCO

      not sure I could stomach a orange shit gibbon singing an aria

      • Hank

        Make it the Soprano part, as it lacks “balls”! /s

        • Florencejsolberg1

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj53d:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !mj53d:
          ➽➽
          ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash53TopTeamGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!mj53d:….,……

    • MB
    • Christopher

      I’ve got an ending!

      (Crappy quality, I know.)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxohDs2-UM

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      That could end up being longer than Götterdämmerung.

    • wmforr

      What was that aria from Nixon in China:
      “I see a shining world,
      A world where China is our neighbor,
      A world of cheap, defective goods,
      And cheap slave labor!”

    • BlueberriesForMe

      I can only imagine a certain cheeto-haired character dies “tragically” when a wall falls on him.

    • David Walker

      So this creep is still around. I saw a couple of obnoxious xns today. My guess is that the rapture didn’t happen yesterday. Not that the disappointment will hurt Hagee’s grifting, but it is disappointing that those assholes are still around.

  • BobSF_94117

    “Where you have a president in that case that was a hardline
    anti-communist and yet he opened the doors for real change with China.”

    So Trump is “hardline” anti-Mexican???

  • FAEN

    LMAO-No Jeffrey, it’s nothing like that. At all.

    • Gil

      More like Columbus “discovering” America !!!!

  • T David Walker

    … but Trump is a civilian. He works for no government. He is a private citizen. It is a blatant political stunt and doesn’t make him any more “presidential” than he is now.

  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    What real changed happened in China because Nixon visited?

    • BobSF_94117

      American corporations came to understand there was a vast untapped reservoir of slave labor at their disposal.

    • bambinoitaliano

      He planted the seed of manufacturing your current products from Walmarts, Dollarama, Iphones among many of the products you currently consume.

  • bkmn

    ..

  • james1200

    Mexico, after everything he’s said about them, after all the insults and slurs and attacks, just like that they invite him over?

    https://m.popkey.co/d0815e/qrOm5.gif

  • Rex

    These dumbasses can’t be serious.
    They have to be just yankin’ our chain.

    • sherman

      And networks not only pay them, they insult their audience by putting crap like that out there as valid commentary.

      • Mawm

        That’s why I don’t watch that propaganda.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      …I don’t let just any man yank my chain.

  • BobSF_94117

    Hey, you can knock Nixon all you want, but you’ve got to admit that The Great Wall was a pretty amazing accomplishment.

    • grada3784

      But it’ll never match the Great Wall of Trump.

  • geoffalnutt

    The only thing in common with China is Trump’s proposed “Great Wall”.

    • Hue-Man

      Except it was on China’s northern border!

  • Rex

    I’d agree, but actually, it’s nothing like that.

  • Bill Post

    Yes tramp will have been the first president or nominee to ever go there.

  • PickyPecker
    • BlueberriesForMe

      Mmmmm….Hammmmmmmmm……

  • bkmn

    Pena Nieto had better not pass up this chance to completely humiliate Trump. His political future depends on it.

  • Todd

    Trump Taco Salads for ALL !!!!

    • Rex

      ummm, tastes like lies.

  • EdA

    Yes, and it’s a great advance also on Ronald Rotten’s saying “Mr. Gorbachov, tear down that wall” … and TaxCheat Trump adding “… and I’ll build a new wall of our own. … with Polish undocumented workers.”

    • grada3784

      But it will be the Great Wall of Trump.

  • Duh-David

    Why didn’t we build the wall to keep out undesirables while Trump was in Mexico?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Trump eating a taco bowl is like Cesar Chavez fighting for farm labor rights.
    #JeffreyLordHistory

    • Dale Snyder

      Perfect! Just Perfect!

    • Christopher

      Or Che Guevara selling shirts with his own face on them.

    • popebuck1

      Trump refusing to release his tax returns is an act of civil disobedience equal to Rosa Parks!

  • The Milkman

    Uh huh. Sure.

    • Lazycrockett
    • Derrick Johns

      Is that Prince?
      Everybody’s giving Hillary advice on the kind of faces/reactions she should give during her debates with Trump. The other night Keegan Michael Key was on Stephan Colbert’s Show giving her the same advice.
      Just as long that she doesn’t throw up we’ll be all right.

      • The Milkman

        Kinda like how George VI was told that the job of a king was to not fall off the horse.

  • Jesus fucking Christ. Donald Trump is a PRIVATE GODDAMNED CITIZEN and merely candidate for President. He has no fucking goddamned business interfering in American foreign policy while still nothing but a candidate.

    Then again, we already know Donald is entirely comfortable with the notion of treason against the country, this is actually tame by comparison.

  • Derrick Johns

    You know, after this election shyt is all over and Hillary is sworn in, I might actually miss Trump and his surrogate chumps. Sometimes they’ve been funny.
    I’m believing more and more that it is a gigantic farce (Trump’s campaign) played on all of us. And we think we’re so smart.

    On the night of November 8th it’ll be like the ending of “Anastasia” where Helen Hayes tells everyone, the performance is over. You may all go home.

    • I won’t miss them, because they’re not actually going to be gone. Moreover, for all the folks who like to scold against complacency now don’t realize the real danger isn’t now, but 2 and 4 years from now, when complacency could result in some new fascist radical-right authoritarian running the equivalent of Trump’s candidacy, but with competence.

      • PickyPecker

        Oh, I think the whole gosh-darned gang is gonna show up in one form or another on Trump News Network (TNN).

      • Bruno

        I don’t think we should be so convinced at this point that tRump won’t win. There’s still a lot of time left and polls are definitely tightening.

        • I’m not convinced either way. The ‘media’ is desperate to have a neck-and-neck horse race, rather than the blowout landslide this election ought to be.

          • Bruno

            Yes, and the media may actually be influencing the voters to create an actual horse race. One which either of them could win.

      • lymis

        I’d agree with you if FOX News wasn’t getting new management. How that shakes out will largely determine how many of these parasites stay in the public eye.

    • another_steve

      You just like looking at all the botoxed big-boobie Trump surrogates.

      Admit it.

      • Derrick Johns

        You mean like Mike Tyson? No.
        Mike does have big athletic buns though. But he’s dangerous!

  • Texndoc

    You know, if Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush was on the way to Mexico the day of their immigration speech, I bet he’d say the same thing;)

  • Dale Snyder

    Y.O.U. R.E.A.L.L.Y. H.A.V.E. T.O. B.E. F.U.C.K.I.N.G. K.I.D.D.I.N.G. M.E.

  • Oikos
    • Treant

      That’s….strangely erotic.

  • Lazycrockett

    Van Jones should have taken him out.

  • ah, cnn. i remember when you used to actually report news, with little bias. oh, those far-gone days of yore.

    what is a “contributor” anyway? why do i give a fuck with this asshole has to say? i don’t, but it’s just so depressing to realize that our “news” outlets put shitholes like this on air, every day, 24/7. it doesn’t matter if they are “contributing” on issues like the environment, abortion, religion, politics. it’s always the same. What Would a Billionaire Say, is pretty much what they say. someone who doesn’t want any of the super rich to pay taxes, ever. that’s who runs our media, and that’s why they bought it out decades ago. can’t have anymore Walter Kronkites or real journalists on air, no siree. that might get the rubes thinking again, thinking about how fucked up things are.

  • pj

    are they letting trump back in? obama

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Obama needs to quadruple TSA security at all the airports this evening. Agents should be on the lookout for a suspected orange-skinned terrorist coming from a Mexican airport who will be trying to smuggle in a fuzzy animal on his head.

      • pj

        they should search under the animal on his head

  • PickyPecker

    Coming soon to a 3rd-rate network near you:
    https://i.imgflip.com/19tk7o.jpg

    • Christopher

      FFS! That face!

      • Jay George

        I look forward to the day when humanity realizes old age looks better than plastic surgery. All these robo faces… :p

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Joe in PA

      What a surprise, eh? 🙁

    • lymis

      So, he retweeted his dad?

  • barrixines
  • RainbowPhoenix

    Trump’s not president yet, you titmouse!

  • MB

    Humpty Trumpfty built him a wall
    Humpty Trumpfty had a great fall.

    All of his whores and all his men
    Couldn’t get Trumpfty ‘cross the border again.

    http://media.cagle.com/118/2015/08/28/168154_600.jpg

  • MikeBx2
    • RainbowPhoenix

      He would probably be sued for libel if he said that we’re sending a rapist.

      • MikeBx2

        That’s true but he’d risk the possibility of Ivana having to testify under oath again.

        • teeveedub

          Or that alleged 13-year-old girl.

          • grada3784

            Alleged that she was 13? Or alleged that she was a girl?

  • Randy

    Hahahahahaha!! Tell us another one. Nixon was the elected President at the time. And, whatever his faults, he was no fool. Trump is neither. Imagine if Nixon, about the time he had lost the California Governorship and was a private citizen, decided to go to Mexico as a representative of the US. There is no basis for comparison. This guy is the lamest of the lame.

  • Kelly Lape

    So let me understand this… We currently are in an economic “war” with China, where our jobs are being outsourced by the 1% (men like Trump) – and we can all praise Dick Nixon for this outcome.

    Now Donald Trump is going to Mexico and the best comparison “his” guy could come up with is Nixon and China?

  • shellback

    Turnip’s trip to Mexico is like when mosquitoes and ants came to my picnic.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Octavio

      “Guadalajara, we have a problem.”

      • MB

        Wouldn’t that be a kick if Drumpfty’s SS name was Guadalajara ???

        • popebuck1

          Apparently “Dumpster Fire” got vetoed.

          • Paula

            As did Cheetos.

  • MB
    • Mawm

      Those DT piñatas are too cute. They need to be fat and much more repulsive.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Exactly my thought.

  • barrixines

    Here’s some Chavela Vargas Mexican (though Costa Rican by birth) legendary lesbian (Frida Kahlo was her woman at one point) Legion d’Honneur superstar because I just can’t stand any more stupid

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

  • Marides48

    But trump isn’t POTUS. He’s just the Republican candidate. Many years after he loses this election, he will not be remembered for his Mexico “visit”.

  • JaniceInToronto

    I would say a bad thing about this execrable creature, but he’s obviously deluded.

  • Rrhain

    Let’s not forget that the Secret Service and various other government groups have told Trump not to go. The security issues are a nightmare and on top of that, he is in no position to do any sort of diplomatic work. He isn’t the President, isn’t in any position to actually carry through on anything he says, and can actually make things worse if he shoots off his mouth.

    And given his comments about Mexico, one has to wonder why Nieto even agreed to it.

    • Jay George

      He didn’t listen when the governor of Louisiana asked him not to visit either. Doing the smart or right thing doesn’t seem to be in his repertoire.

    • Tor

      Maybe Nieto has set a cunning trap.

    • Friday

      Secret Service: “Oh. No. Don’t. Walk. In. The. Open. There. Mr. Trump. Stop.” *dusting hands.*

      Can you imagine his Secret Service code name, though? “Asshole is hit, Asshole is hit! Asshole’s down! 🙂 “

    • Chicago joe

      What would happen if he was shot at while there? Would PeePants Pence take over as candidate?

  • JaniceInToronto

    Oh yeah! This will be remembered just like Jesus’ visit to Jerusalem, only better.

    All the best people will be there.

    • Jerry

      Who’s riding the ass into town?

  • Treant

    Except, y’know, Nixon was President, China was under embargo at the time, and the list just goes on and on and on. Also, too, Nixon had bigger hands.

    So not at all like that, but totally like that. Totally.

  • j.martindale

    Actually, it is more like a visit to Montreal. They talk funny there, and it is in the same time zone and all.

    • Octavio

      Fourre toé l’doigt dans l’cul!

      • j.martindale

        Is that some kind of kinky stuff?

        • TrollopeReader

          It’s Octavio! Or is that a rhetorical question?!

        • Octavio

          If you want, yes. 😀

  • coram nobis

    No, it’s more like another Richard Nixon meeting: surreal and not likely to produce anything but wierdness.

    http://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/pictures/img/elvis/70s/70/nixon/dec_21_1970.jpg

  • Friday

    I think it’s more like when Rush Limbaugh went to Tijuana. Cause that must have happened. 🙂

  • chris james

    Trump and Nixon…liars of a feather. Not sure why Trump is visiting Mexico, but I can only wonder what will happen when the drug gang killers know he’s there.

    • coram nobis

      How much does he owe them? They don’t accept bankruptcy settlements, y’know.

    • KarenAtFOH

      They won’t touch him because they don’t want polonium in their tacos.

    • Spongebob CrankyPants

      He’s visiting Mexico to recruit people to come to the US to scrub his toilets.

      • Octavio

        It’s damn sure those toilets at Mar a Lago aren’t going to clean themselves.

  • Michael

    That headline just made me laugh out loud.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I can’t stand any of Trump’s spokesdouches, they’re all so phony, dishonest and sleazy, Jeffrey Lord chief among them.

  • popebuck1

    Can it be? Can Trump accomplish the impossible, and reestablish America’s diplomatic relations with Mexico?

  • Not really. After Nixon went to China he had to resign the presidency in disgrace. But Trump won’t have to resign the presidency, because he’ll never be president.

    • I sure hope you are right! I’m getting worried.

    • Friday

      He’s trying to be the first *elected* *as* a disgrace. 🙂

  • coram nobis

    2016: The Year of Comparing Stupidly.

  • Ken

    Yeah, it’s exactly the same, except where it isn’t, like everywhere. -Trump explainer

  • Hank

    “Donald Trump for going to Mexico, comparing it to President Nixon’s historic trip to China.”

  • Just checked over at 538 and Trump has 20% of the polls! What is wrong with our country?

    • Friday

      Basically he’s just about everything that *is* wrong with our country in a nutshell, thus popular with people who are also kinda what’s wrong with our country. (Frankly, I’m not panicked yet, media attention span and needing it to be a horse race even if it’s blatantly ridiculous at this point.)

    • Robert Conner

      Well, about 10% have mental health issues and about another 10% are using meth (at least in the Bay Area). Another 30% or so are functionally insane (evangelical/Catholic) and quite a few have Alzheimer’s. And then there are the ones who won’t vote (literally) to save their own lives.

  • Paula

    I have talked to 2 different people today (people from Mexico) that are concerned that this maybe an attempt by Pena-Nieto to solicit a bribe from Trump. They say he is wanting money for after his term is over. He could tell Trump that he will smooth over the crap that Trump has said. 🤔

  • Michael

    Because Comrade Dishonest Donald is a hardline anti-Mexican?

  • GanymedeRenard

    1. Trump is not POTUS (hopefully he never will be) and Mexico is a democracy (a bit more corrupt than the USA’s, but a democracy nonetheless).
    2. Nothing to be accomplished here.

  • LackofFaithify

    The strange, foreign, magical land of Mexico. What secrets does it hide? What are the people there like. Do they eat their own offspring?
    Seriously though, making a mescal run, anyone want in?

  • anne marie in philly

    WTF bullshit is this angry white male spouting?

  • Robert Conner

    Trump’s trip to Mexico is like when Nixon went to China, or Hitler went to Poland, or when the Chinese went to Nanking, or when Vikings went to English monasteries, or when the Mongols…oh well, anything can apparently be compared to anything.

    • Balderdashing

      Or Imelda went shopping for shoes.

    • TKW

      You mean the Japanese went to Nanking, right? The Chinese were already there.

      • Robert Conner

        Good point. Bad proof reading! And my belated apologies to the Chinese murdered in Nanking.

    • M Jackson

      Careful with your dangerous posts! I was reading it to my boyfriend while he’s driving us down I95 and he almost wrecked us laughing.

  • grada3784

    Is this clown for real?

  • andrew

    Why did President Enrique Pena Nieto meet with Mexican hater Trump and give him the opportunity to pretend to look presidential? What a stupid move on his part.

    • M Jackson

      He’s the most unpopular Mexican prez in 25 years. Gots to hedge his bets, you know, just in case.

  • DaveMiller135

    Would it be wrong to point out that Nixon was, in fact, President of the United States, when he went to China. Not some jumped up tourist. OTOH, bring on the “Trump: Tastes Just Like Nixon” slogans.

  • greenmanTN

    A giant step forward in Mango/Mexican relations.

  • Dee

    Ok…. Wtf is this guy smoking?

  • Richard B

    Isn’t that rather rich.

  • colin payne

    Can they get any stupider? I think not.

  • rusty57

    Is there LSD in the water supply?

  • cleos_mom

    Imagine an opera titled “Trump In Mexico”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tv3hrZmcEk

  • MDixon34

    And instead of “ping pong diplomacy” we have beer pong diplomacy.

  • Florencejsolberg1

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj53d:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !mj53d:
    ➽➽
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash53TopTeamGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!mj53d:….,…….

  • Michael Hampton

    Um…Nixon was President. Trump never will be.

  • karmanot

    Seriously? That like saying Dtrumpf’s vinyl rug is like cashmere.