A lot of drama is unfolding in Mexico after Donald Trump’s visit with President Enrique Peña Nieto. The visit was seen as an embarrassment to the nation, and the man behind the invitation of Trump has now resigned. Which is usually a clear indication that he was asked to step down.
The person who invited Trump was Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray who worked hand in glove with President Peña Nieto.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
“Mr. Videgaray’s resignation comes less than a week after a controversial visit to Mexico by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, which was widely seen as a humiliation for Mexico and its leader. Multiple local media reports said the invitation to Mr. Trump was Mr. Videgaray’s idea, a claim disputed by his aides and by Mr. Peña Nieto.”
Trump’s visit served absolutely no purpose and showed the world that Mexico was taking the Republican presidential nominee’s ideas seriously. It also gave Trump the chance to boast that he’s somehow now a diplomat, even though he did absolutely nothing but reiterate his ridiculous talking points of hyperbole and xenophobia.
WSJ also writes:
“A poll after the visit showed 85% of Mexicans thought it had been a bad idea to invite the real-estate mogul.
In the days that followed the visit, obvious splits emerged in Mexico’s cabinet. The Foreign Ministry and the powerful Interior Ministry both made it clear they hadn’t supported the idea, and media reports soon placed the blame for the invitation on Mr. Videgaray.”
Apparently, Videgaray thought a visit from Trump would be helpful if, in fact, the reality television star were to become President of the United States. Markets around the world will definitely be seen as volatile, and it looks as though the now former Finance Minister was trying to prevent economic catastrophe by showing a relationship with Trump. Unfortunately, his plan backfired.
This is yet another example of how a Trump presidency wouldn’t only be bad for the nation, but for the entire world.
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