Political analysts are puzzled. Why would the man who thinks Mexico is the land of criminals, drug dealers and rapists pay a visit to that country? Yes, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto invited Trump to share a margarita or two but what could Trump gain from such a trip?
To astute Trump loyalists, the answer to why Trump headed south of the border is simple. He is there to personally pick up a check from Señor Peña Nieto to build the great border between the two nations.
“There was no way Trump was going to trust Mexico to just mail a check that big,” said Trump supporter, Lester Bailey. “Trump is too smart to let the Mexicans just say the check is in the mail.”
A large number of Trump backers agree with Mr. Bailey.
Of course Mexicans laugh at the notion that they will be footing the bill for any wall built between the neighboring countries.
“I’m not going to pay for that f**king wall! He should pay for it. He’s got the money,” said Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico.
In a recent interview with Mexican newspaper Excelsior, Peña Nieto insisted there was “no scenario” in which Mexico would pay for the border wall Trump has proposed — a statement echoed by the country’s finance minister.
Mexicans, it is fair to say, detest Trump.
A new presidential poll taken in the world’s top 25 nations shows enormous support for Democrat Hillary Clinton, with the biggest gap between Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in Mexico, where she leads 88 percent to 1 percent.
Trump supporters may be disappointed if he does not come back with a cheque grande but no doubt will believe any excuse Trump offers them.
“Oh, he’ll get the check alright,” reasoned Bailey. “Perhaps on the next trip when he brings some of his greasy New York ‘friends’.”
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