As you probably know, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has invited Donald Trump to a meeting today in Mexico City. It’s hard to fathom Peña Nieto’s motives for this invitation, except maybe to distract attention away from his plagiarism scandal. The Twitter-verse has been having a field day with the news. Here are some of my favorites from this morning (I’m sure there will be more):
Breitbart reports that the idea of a border wall is catching on in Mexico, but not the one Trump is proposing:
“The editorial board of El Mañana, one of the largest newspapers in the border state of Tamaulipas, penned a piece called ‘Yes to the Border Wall … but in Mexico’s South.'”
According to the editorial board, “Mexico’s southeast has two borders; one with Guatemala and one with Belize, that do not provide any benefit, but on the contrary only problems are brought by these crossing points that are being used for the new invasion.”
I recognize that the illegal immigration on Mexico’s southern border brings with it a number of serious problem, but referring to this as “the new invasion” is (1) scare mongering that won’t lead anywhere good and (2) is sadly reminiscent of what we are hearing up north these days. I guess s*** does flow downhill (or in this case, down south).
Oliver lampoons the utter absurdity of the wall that Trump claims he will build between Mexico and the US (and that Mexico will pay for, of course). The clip is 18 minutes long but definitely worth checking out in full:
Here’s a perfect visual symbol of the idiocy of the proposal: