We would hope that Peña Nieto would use the opportunity to humiliate Rump in what promises to be a widely-covered event (wouldn't this be a priceless trick: "Senor Trump has assured me privately that building the wall is just empty rhetoric to satisfy his ignorant followers"). The Mexican President is suffering from record low approval ratings, due to corruption scandals, so this presents an win-win opportunity for him to stand up for his people and denounce Rump as an ignorant bigot. He's undoubtedly aware that Rump will be making a speech on immigration in Arizona later today, where Rump will likely reference the meeting.
In the meantime, Twitter is erupting with tweets mocking the visit by Rump. Our favorites:
Clearly we're not sending our best to Mexico. We're sending liars. We're sending narcissists. We're sending sociopaths.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 31, 2016
I may fly to Mexico tomorrow! Want to visit the factory where they make my shirts.— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) August 31, 2016
My most sincere thoughts, prayers, and apologies to the people of Mexico today.— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) August 31, 2016
BONUS: Then there's Andy Borowitz:"Don, in Mexico I'd like you to go to this address and a man will give you a bag. Don't open it just bring it back." pic.twitter.com/x8KyVdRWNy— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 31, 2016
President Barack Obama defended his decision on Wednesday to issue a payment of five billion dollars to Mexico to compel that nation to retain custody of Donald J. Trump.
The payment, which will be delivered to the Mexican government in hard American currency by Wednesday afternoon, will insure that Trump will remain in Mexico for the rest of his natural life.
“I have been assured by the government of Mexico that Mr. Trump will be well taken care of and, if he proves to be a productive member of their society, will be provided a pathway to Mexican citizenship,” Obama said.