Over time, Donald Trump has completely humiliated our nation in front of world leaders. If he’s not awkwardly shaking hands with them, he finds a way to insult the foreign powers.
On Saturday night, the Washington Post reported that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto scrapped plans to visit Washington in February or March after an argumentative phone call with President Trump on Tuesday. According to the report, Trump “lost his temper” in a discussion of his unrealized pledge to build an extensive wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexican funding. The two leaders spoke for about 50 minutes, on and on, and apparently, Trump centered the entire conversation about the wall and nothing else, constantly nagging the Mexican president.
“Trump believed it was unreasonable for Peña Nieto to expect him to back off his crowd-pleasing campaign promise of forcing Mexico to pay for the wall,” American officials reportedly told the Post.
In addition, a column in Mexico’s El Horizonte (The Horizon) newspaper said the Trump’s “volatility” and the “lack of certainty about his commitments and actions” makes the Mexican president wary of a public conversation. Citing anonymous sources, the Post said Trump once again insisted that Mexico pay for the wall. Peña Nieto once again said Mexico would not pay for it — not now, not ever.
Mexico has no business paying for the wall, so it’s absurd that Trump keeps pushing it. Trump’s weird obsession over this wall has reached a point of desperation. Big props to Sr. Nieto for standing his ground on this issue. There are far more influential people for him to meet with inside the US, and Trump is not one he should waste his time on. The so-called president doesn’t seem to realize that a deteriorating relationship with Mexico has only negative effects on the US.
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