Some of the usual suspects are giving his staff credit for engineering Trump’s meeting with Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto. They should read Trump’s The Art of the Deal and Don Surber’s Trump The Press. It’s much more likely it was The Donald’s idea to take Pena Nieto up on his invitation before the Hildabeast did.
“President Peña Nieto invited both Trump and Clinton to meet with him to discuss immigration, and now it will look sort of like a pathetic game of catch up if Hillary accepts and meets with him second.”
The cool thing is that Trump came away looking, as he did when he beat Obama and Clinton to flooded Louisiana, and riotous Milwaukee, like a president. One uncowed by lack of political experience or humbled by the usual name-calling put-downs from the lapdog Democrat news media.
Not only that, the immigration speech he followed it with played up an angle the lapdogs have ignored. A less-permeable wall than the one we already have (yes, Virginia, we have a wall; it’s called a fence) would do more than help diminish if not stop illegal immigration. It could put the drug cartels out of business. They need our market and if they can’t get to it in sufficient numbers…
Turns out the cartels are what Pena Nieto is most concerned about, so he and Trump had common ground to stand on, whatever El Presidente’s feeling about illegal immigration. It has been, after all, a safety valve for Mexico’s ruling class, bleeding off the wretched poor who might otherwise stage another revolution.
Adds the Instapundit: “He’s turning her into Jeb, isn’t he?” Indeed he is.