Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto is in the spotlight for inviting US Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to Mexico. Trump is about to make a historic visit to the country soon on Wednesday and will be delivering an immigration policy speech in Arizona.
Donald Trump, while accepting the offer from Enrique Peña Nieto has made a point through an official Twitter post.
“I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him…,” said Trump on Tuesday.
I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2016
Observes didn’t spare Mexican president either: fearing that he has played blindly into the hands of Trump by trying to woo the Republican hardliner.
They wonder how a person like Trump who hit his campaign against the Mexicans could be invited to their country.
“I think President Peña is taking an enormous political risk by hosting Trump,” ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox said CNN.
Peña Nieto tweeted, replying to criticisms he invited Trump to promote the interests of Mexico in the world and, principally, to protect Mexicans wherever they are.” He added that Trump visit will help in resolving many of bilateral relations.
The context of Trump’s visit is interesting as Trump began his political campaign by projecting the Mexican immigrants as burden on US. He he said on many occasions that they led to global shame for US.
Here is Trump’s Twitter on Mexican immigration issue:
From day one I said that I was going to build a great wall on the SOUTHERN BORDER, and much more. Stop illegal immigration. Watch Wednesday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2016
“They’re not sending us their best,” he reiterated his comments in a 2015 speech, while starting his launching his US presidential candidate bid.
At that occasion he made it clear that “They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting.”
The Christian Science Monitor observed that many burning issues like border wall still remain a major roadblock for improving immigration issues for US and Mexico.
“It’s something that has gained a lot of political value, the idea that you can wall the United states off from the rest of the rest of the world, particularly in this case, Mexico,” the website has quoted author Rachel St. John.