Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Donald Trump Trips - Doesn't Tell Mexican Prez He'll Pay For "Trump Wall"

After dramatically flying to Mexico for a one on one photo op with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Donald Trump told reporters at a short press event with the Mexican President that the issue of who would pay for the now infamous "Trump Wall" didn't come up.

Now comes news, via President Pena Nieto's spokesman, that the President told Trump during their one hour meeting that Mexico would not be paying for any wall.

From Reuters:

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday told Donald Trump that Mexico would not pay for the Republican presidential candidate's proposed wall along the Mexico-U.S. border, contradicting Trump's assertion they didn't discuss payment.

"What the president said is that Mexico, as he has said on several occasions ... will not pay for that wall," presidential spokesman Eduardo Sanchez told Reuters by telephone.

Trump earlier told a joint news conference with Pena Nieto after their meeting in Mexico City that the pair had discussed the wall but not who would pay for it.

President Peña Nieto said in a tweet (above)"At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump, I made clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall."

Did Trump lie during the presser? Or if not, why didn't the Mexican president correct Trump during the Q&A?

It seems Trump is full of swagger in front of his adoring fans, but not so much when he actually has to step on the world stage.

In my opinion, I don't know how "presidential" Trump looked today. Standing next to the young, handsome and clearly comfortable President Pena Nieto, Trump swayed side to side looking tired while slumping at the podium. It was certainly not the "strong" Donald Trump image he's promised his supporters he would be.

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