Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trump's Quixotic Trip to Mexico

Donald Trump will be visiting Mexico today to meet with Enrique Peña Nieto, who had invited both candidates. It is part of his Quixotic effort to soften his bigoted image with undecided  non-bigoted white voters (and perhaps peel off a few Latino voters) while maintaining his core support of bigoted voters.

This latter point is particularly important because when he returns, he will be making what he calls a major immigration speech in Arizona. To maintain his core of support, that speech needs to have red meat, aimed largely at Mexico and Mexicans. Even as rumors emerged of a possible visit, Trump tweeted the following:

It's not really clear, then, what he'll talk to EPN about. Maybe about how his favorite Mexican food is the taco bowl.

Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign issued a statement repeating what everyone knows, which is that Trump has gone out of his way to insult Mexicans.


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