President Enrique Peña Nieto Scorned for Inviting Donald Trump to Mexico

09/01/16 The Wall Street Journal

9085212846_3cb274caea_bMEXICO CITY—Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s decision to invite Donald Trump to Mexican soil on Wednesday backfired badly in the eyes of most Mexicans and political analysts on both sides of the border, where the Republican nominee wants Mexico to pay for building a giant wall.

Mr. Peña Nieto was widely seen as having let Mr. Trump get the best of the encounter. He handed a candidate who is trying to prove he belongs on the world stage a chance to play the part of head of state, allowing his plane to land at Mexico’s presidential hangar and dispatching a presidential helicopter to fly him to the official residence.

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