In his latest striking and unorthodox move, Trump announced last night via Twitter that he had accepted an invitation from Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto for a meeting in Mexico today. The meeting, set to take place just hours before he sets out proposals to crack down on illegal immigration that have stirred up widespread anger among Mexicans, is expected to cover a broad variety of topics including NAFTA, immigration and the contentious issue of border enforcement.
The meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto looked to be the type of dramatic, Trump-style event to ensure he dominates the headlines as he tries to close a gap in national opinion polls that now favors his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
According to LifeZette, Trump will include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions in the meetings. Trump and Nieto are expected to make brief statements to the press after the meeting though a full press conference is not anticipated.
The trip is completely unprecedented as no previous non-incumbent presidential nominee of a major party has ever traveled to Mexico as part of his campaign. According to the Wall Street Journal, the announcement comes after Nieto sent an invitation to both Trump and Hillary last Friday. Nieto’s office has said the invitation was well received by both campaigns but so far Trump is the only one to accept.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 31, 2016.