Trump casts a shadow over Mexico’s most important patriotic holiday

09/15/16 The Washington Post

Donald Trump’s rhetoric about immigrants has haunted Mexico for months. On Thursday, the candidate cast a shadow over the country’s independence day celebrations, with protesters criticizing President Enrique Peña Nieto for having met with the Republican presidential hopeful.

“A lot of people, including me, see this as treason,” said Eduardo Martínez Rodríguez, a psychology student marching against the president. “Peña Nieto invited him and didn’t say to his face what he said earlier in an interview,” when he compared Trump’s rhetoric to Hitler and Mussolini. “This guy [Trump] basically came and vomited in Los Pinos” (the presidential palace).

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