Republican nominee Donald Trump has announced that he will be accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto and flying to Mexico for a private meeting tomorrow – just hours before he is due to give a tremendous speech on immigration.
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
Which was quickly confirmed by Nieto’s official Twitter account:
— Presidencia México (@PresidenciaMX) August 31, 2016
All of us are waiting with baited breath for how this particular meeting is going to go down, especially once somebody informs Trump that President Nieto once compared him to fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini:
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 31, 2016
Oh, to be a fly on the wall for THAT conversation! What could possibly come from this? Judging from the way Trump operates, we can expect a media firestorm in which Trump proclaims that Nieto has agreed to pay for the “wall” – or that they are “close to a deal” – which Nieto will immediately deny. Or possibly Nieto will publicly humiliate him, which would also be gratifying for us. Either way, this is bound to be entertaining.
Social media, of course, is having a field day:
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) August 31, 2016
Trump going to Mexico is an excellent idea as long as the US doesn't let him back in.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) August 31, 2016
Trump: Pay for wall
Nieto: Your english is terrible https://t.co/hcT5y9EOQB
— Jon Rosenberg™ (@jonrosenberg) August 31, 2016
RYAN: So you know, President Nieto has compared you to Hitler and Mussolini.
TRUMP: Ah. OK.
TRUMP: Are those guys popular down there?
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) August 31, 2016
ACT 1: Trump goes to Mexico
ACT 2: Loses passport
ACT 3: Hires coyote to sneak back
ACT 4: Desert
ACT 5: Arrives at newly built wall, cries
— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) August 31, 2016
If you're the President of Mexico politically the best thing is to treat Trump like the French treat King Arthur in Monty Python, right?
— Zeddonymous (@ZeddRebel) August 31, 2016
What if Trump gets a quickie divorce when he goes to Mexico? Just out of habit
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) August 31, 2016
Two words of advice for ya, Mexico, before you let Trump in: extreme. vetting.
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) August 31, 2016
If Trump and Bannon go to Mexico, how long will it take a Mexican politician to complain that America never sends their best over border?
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) August 31, 2016