Donald Trump’s meeting with Mexico’s president Wednesday was a win for Donald Trump. It took courage and he looked presidential.
The media tried to make him into a liar. They couldn’t find anything else to pick on.
A reporter asked Trump if they discussed paying for the wall.
“Who pays for the wall? We didn’t discuss,” Trump had said when asked by a reporter during a news conference following their meeting in Mexico City. “We did discuss the wall. We didn’t discuss payment of the wall. That’ll be for a later date.”
What he meant was he didn’t negotiate.
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Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, called the meeting “the first part of the discussion and a relationship builder” between the two men, after Peña Nieto tweeted.
“It was not a negotiation, and that would have been inappropriate. It is unsurprising that they hold two different views on this issue, and we look forward to continuing the conversation,” he said in a statement.
The president of Mexico tweeted that he told Trump at the beginning of the conversation that Mexico would not pay for the wall but the conversation grew respectful after that. What else is he going to say? Our media supports the president of a foreign country before they would give Trump the benefit of the doubt. Instead they made him into a liar.
It’s semantics and it’s petty. Trump didn’t negotiate and didn’t have a discussion about Mexico paying but the president of Mexico stated at the beginning they would not pay for the wall. That’s not a discussion.
Do you agree?
Few care who pays as long as it’s built.
The State Department warned Trump to not accept the Mexican president’s invitation which they have no right to do.
Hillary, who did not accept the president’s invitation, mocked him and looked very small.
“You can’t make up for a year of insults by dropping in on our neighbours for a few hours and flying home again,” insisted the former secretary of state who might not have had the energy to travel to Mexico. “That’s not how it works.”
“No other country in the world has alliances like ours … because generations of American troops fought and died to secure those bonds,” said Clinton. “You don’t build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon. It’s more than a photo op. It takes consistency and reliability,” said the open borders candidate.
She was speaking to military veterans and received a very muted response.
In Mexico, there were calls on social media to come out en masse to protest Trump and only ten showed up.
The press conference was a win for Trump and you can listen to it here.