Mexicans Accuse President of ‘Historic Error’ in Welcoming Donald Trump

08/31/16 The New York Times 

mexico-usa-flag-montageMEXICO CITY — If President Enrique Peña Nieto invited Donald J. Trump to visit Mexico for a dialogue in the interest of democracy, the message has fallen on deaf ears.

Instead, the predominant feeling here in the Mexican capital is one of betrayal.

“It’s a historic error,” said Enrique Krauze, a well-known historian. “You confront tyrants, you don’t appease them.”

On Mexico’s most popular morning television show on Wednesday, a livid Mr. Krauze likened the president’s meeting with Mr. Trump to the decision by Neville Chamberlain, then the British prime minister, to sit down with Hitler in Munich in 1938.

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Donald Trump Touches Down in Mexico Amid Intrigue Over Visit, Big Immigration Speech

08/31/16 ABC News

mexico-usa-flag-montageDonald Trump has arrived in Mexico, where the Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to meet privately with the country’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, in Mexico City later today.

Trump announced his intentions to visit Mexico on Tuesday night. “I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Peña Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow,” Trump tweeted.

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Live Briefing: Uproar Over Donald Trump’s Trip to Mexico

08/31/16 The New York Times 

8566730507_352f080b34_o (1).jpgDonald J. Trump heads to Mexico on Wednesday for what is expected to be the most frenzied — and perhaps the most important — day of his campaign. Mr. Trump will visit Mexico City for a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, who is being criticized by many Mexicans for his willingness to meet with Mr. Trump, who started the day by feuding with a former Mexican president, Vicente Fox, on Twitter. Mr. Trump then will fly to Arizona to deliver a speech on immigration.

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Trump Visit a Big Gamble for Mexico’s President

08/31/16 The Wall Street Journal 

HE_Enrique_Peña_Nieto,_President_of_Mexico_(9085212846)MEXICO CITY—Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto may be taking the biggest gamble of his presidency in welcoming U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to Mexican soil on Wednesday.

Mr. Peña Nieto’s approval rating—at 23% in the last survey by local newspaper Reforma—is already the lowest for any Mexican leader of the past two decades, mostly because of a string of conflict-of-interest scandals, weak economic growth and rising violence.

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Why Donald Trump is going to Mexico

08/31/16 The Washington Post 

5552020618_b2def011e4_oThe question is why it is happening. As I’ll explain in a moment, there are so many ways this can go wrong that it boggles the mind. Remember Mitt Romney’s disastrous overseas trip in 2012? Scott Walker’s bumbling overseas trip in early 2015? Multiply that by a factor of 10, and that’s how badly this could go.

So why is Trump doing this?

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Donald Trump’s last-minute meeting with Mexico’s president, explained

08/31/16 Vox

8566717881_58f36f5a37_z.jpgDonald Trump is going to Mexico.

Late Tuesday night, the Republican nominee accepted Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto’s offer to privately meet at the presidential palace in Mexico City on Wednesday, in what will be Trump’s first official meeting with a head of state as a presidential candidate.

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Trump takes risky gamble with Mexico trip

08/30/16 Politico

Donald_Trump_August_19,_2015_(cropped)Donald Trump has spent years trashing Mexico as a corrupt enemy of the United States, whose government has looked the other way as drug dealers and criminals stream across the border. On Wednesday, he’ll step off a plane in Mexico City and confront a government and people that have followed his every utterance — and rejected them.

Trump’s meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is one of the greatest gambles of the election for Trump. It comes as he trails in most polls and prepares to deliver a speech expected to repackage — and perhaps walk back — his controversial immigration policies after a year of calling for mass deportations and a 2,000-mile border wall with Mexico.

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