In spite of tweets by Mexico’s drug lords, Donald Trump visited Mexico. Meanwhile, the Mexican people greeted his arrival by selling pineta’s made in his image.
In spite of the threats, Donald Trump flew to Mexico City to meet with President Nieto. Reports all the way back in the summer of 2015, have “El Chapo” threatening the candidate.
Using his son’s account to intimidate the American presidential candidate he tweets,
“If you keep pi***** me off I’m going to make you eat your words you f****** blonde milk-s****”
Reports confirm that Trump called the FBI after seeing the tweets from the murderous cartel lord.
This trip was not without risk. There is a real undercurrent of hatred for Donald Trump within the Mexican cartel.
In spite of the hostilities within Mexico, President Pena Nieto invited both republican and democratic presidential nominees to visit. In a decisive move, Trump decided to accept the invitation. Clinton was a no-show.
Just this last May, reports say, a protester outside of a Trump event held up the sign:
“The Drug Cartel Will Murder Donald Trump”
“Mexico’s former president Vicente Fox slammed the expected meeting Wednesday between Donald Trump and the country’s current president, saying “I apologize for our president taking this step forward” and calling it “a desperate move.”
“I think President Pena (Nieto) is taking an enormous political risk by hosting Trump. If he’s perceived as going soft on Trump, it will hurt him greatly. He will even be considered like a traitor because we don’t accept to be offended like we just heard, and it should not happen that he comes here with a smile on his face. I think this is a big mistake on the part of President Pena.”
The optics are that President Nieto is softening toward Donald Trump, it’s important to note that he is still a very outspoken critic. He has laughed off Trump’s assertion that Mexico will pay for a wall. CNN also notes that the Mexican president uses hyperbole to hit Trump by comparing American candidate to Hitler and Mussolini.
It’s hard to tell Donald Trump’s motive for going to Mexico in the face of deadly hatred.
One source cited the fact that Donald Trump knows the art of the deal requires relationships. Perhaps this is a good way for the president to see that Donald Trump is not the monster the media portrays.
Whatever his motive, the fact is that he risked a lot to go. By going to Mexico, in the face of these threats, he is showing both America and Mexico one thing for sure– he is a fearless leader.
A President Donald Trump will not be bowing down before foreign leaders, and giving away our sovereignty.