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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancels trip to USA

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Washington Post: After testy call with Trump over border wall, Mexican president shelves plan to visit White House

    As per the WP, "Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled last week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials."

    Peña Nieto and Trump had a 50 minute conversation, and neither would compromise his position. "One Mexican official said Trump “lost his temper.” But U.S. officials described him instead as being frustrated and exasperated, saying Trump believed it was unreasonable for Peña Nieto to expect him to back off his crowd-pleasing campaign promise of forcing Mexico to pay for the wall."

    This is what exasperates me about Trump and his enablers. No matter how stupid his ideas are, he refuses to back off because he would lose face. Stupid wall, stupid military parade, stupid plan to arm teachers, stupid trade policies, stupid to withdraw from Paris Accord, stupid tweets. The stupid list goes on and on. His enablers defend his stupid ideas and cover for him in his stupid lies.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Washington Post: After testy call with Trump over border wall, Mexican president shelves plan to visit White House

    As per the WP, "Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled last week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials."

    Peña Nieto and Trump had a 50 minute conversation, and neither would compromise his position. "One Mexican official said Trump “lost his temper.” But U.S. officials described him instead as being frustrated and exasperated, saying Trump believed it was unreasonable for Peña Nieto to expect him to back off his crowd-pleasing campaign promise of forcing Mexico to pay for the wall."

    This is what exasperates me about Trump and his enablers. No matter how stupid his ideas are, he refuses to back off because he would lose face. Stupid wall, stupid military parade, stupid plan to arm teachers, stupid trade policies, stupid to withdraw from Paris Accord, stupid tweets. The stupid list goes on and on. His enablers defend his stupid ideas and cover for him in his stupid lies.

    I guess most world leaders get the "picture"; I guess also the "invitations" to visit other countries will "dry" up. Trump makes himself "impossible" to just about any living soul. The main question remains: "how long do we have the "luxury" of having Trump and his cronies? It may still be a long time before Mueller gets a grip on this corrupt bunch and what then?