Hillary Clinton has accused Donald Trump of lacking the temperament to conduct foreign policy — but Trump blew that narrative to pieces at a game-changing joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Wednesday. Trump proved capable of having a respectful, productive meeting and substantive, statesmanlike press conference with a foreign leader who once implied he was like a fascist dictator. Meanwhile Clinton — who continues to imply that Trump is something akin to a fascist dictator — is on day 270 without any press conference at all. “What the American people are seeing today is the kind of decisive president Donald J. Trump will be.” Any concerns about Trump’s diplomatic abilities were swept away Wednesday. “We are united by our support in democracy, a great love for our people, and the contributions of millions of Mexican-Americans to the United States,” said Trump. “I have such great respect for [the Mexican people] and their strong values of family, faith, and community.” “The bond between our - From LifeZette
Meanwhile Clinton — who continues to imply that Trump is something akin to a fascist dictator — is on day 270 without any press conference at all.
"Mexicans felt offended at what has been said, but I am quite certain his desire is to build a relationship that will improve our mutual well-being." Peña Nieto found common ground with the GOP nominee on issues with the current unsecured border between the two countries and outdated trade policies — two of Trump's marquee issues in the 2016 contest.
Peña Nieto also noted the reality of "non-Mexicans" — Central Americans, South Americans, and even those from the Middle East — who cross through Mexico on their way to the United States and pose a security threat to both countries "needs to be addressed." Trump, in explicitly recognizing the real problems that impact Americans — and Mexicans — every day and pledging to address them properly, provided a stark contrast to his opponent.
Indeed, the only candidate painting a false picture of the border is Clinton, a sterile picture of hard-working families crossing the border that conveniently ignores the drugs, the cartel violence, the coyotes — and their rapes, robberies, and murders along the way.
While the mainstream media will be sure to grasp at ways to undermine the positive nature of the meeting with Peña Nieto, it will be hard to deny the substantive, serious, and mutually respectful press conference given by the two leaders was a massive political coup for Donald Trump.