Trump Tweet Bait.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Screen cap).

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Screen cap).

“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

So said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during this year’s DNC, and it turns out she was being prophetic.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Donald Trump changed his speech on immigration at the last minute to include references to Mexico paying for his proposed border wall.

The reason that Trump decided to make this change? Because he was apparently furious that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto just posted a tweet insisting that his country would never, under any circumstances, pay for the wall.

Full story here.


  1. Siobhan says

    Obviously the solution to the world Not Ending in the event of a Trump presidency is to have all the world leaders tweet at Trumpelthinskin and say “nuke me!”

    Trump, in his childish defiance, will decide to deride them by not nuking them.


  2. says

    Be careful, Pence might realize that he could get someone to troll Trump into preparing a first strike, and then he’d get to take over because the president was incapacitated with mental health problems. Hey I just invented a conspiracy!

  3. blf says

    Not quite the same eejit (but it’s hard to tell them apart), but another stooopid comment along similar lines from about a week ago, Trump doesn’t need to apologize, says Republicans’ Hispanic outreach chief:

    Donald Trump does not need to apologize for his incendiary remarks about Mexicans and an American-born federal judge’s heritage, said Helen Aguirre Ferré, the Republican National Committee’s director of Hispanic communications.

    Asked whether the Republican presidential nominee owed the Hispanic community an apology, Aguirre Ferré was frank. Don’t wait for an apology — ask for solutions to the problems, she said on the Guardian’s Politics for Humans podcast.

    Loosely related, the New York Times slammed teh trum-prat rather hard in a recent editorial, The Immigrants Turned Away (my added emboldening):

    Give me your extreme-vetted, your ideologically certified, your elite. Send only the smartest, the best-connected, the richest to our shores. No losers, no freethinkers, and no ugly people, please.

    In the hate speech that Donald Trump gave on immigration in Phoenix on Wednesday night, he all but deported the Statue of Liberty, laying out one of the darkest visions of the American experience that any major-party nominee has ever given. Despite the media misread by some who presented the speech as a pivot, it got rave reviews from neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan supporters, and prompted some of Trump’s few Latino advisers to resign in protest. Excellent speech, said David Duke, the former Klan leader.

    In Trump’s America, those working in the shadows are not the lawn cutters, Sheetrock hangers, fruit pickers or nannies we see in every community, but the criminal dregs. Under his rules, this country would have closed its doors long ago to those who made the United States the great experiment, unique to the world. He would have shut off the flow of people whose best and perhaps only asset at the time was desire for a better life.

    So, the Kennedys from County Wexford, the family that eventually gave us the first Irish Catholic president — not worthy of entry. Famine rejects! No prospects. From a nation whose people were already filling New York’s jails in the 1850s. Enough with potato-panicked Paddys.
    Sorry, Albert Einstein. So, the German-born Jew knew a thing or two about physics, what with his fancy Theory of Relativity. But he had some uncertifiable political views. He could never get past Trump’s extreme vetting after saying things like this: “I am convinced that there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals.”

    He sounds like nothing but trouble. On top of that, his native country accused him of treason. There’s something there, folks, something going on. You have to wonder why Einstein’s property was seized and his books were burned. When Germany sends its people, it’s sending the treasonous, people whose ideas don’t always match ours. Get him out.
    We shouldn’t be fooled, as the hapless Mexican president was, as much of the political press was, by Trump’s stunt this week — trying to hold his hatred back long enough to get a statesman photo op. His true feelings poured out in the rant in Phoenix.

    I’m dithering over going to the nice Italian place next door for lunch, the new Pakistani / Indian place which just opened around the corner, or the local Mexican just a bit further on… at the moment, the Mexican (run by a lovely young couple) is winning, not only to spit on teh trum-prat & and his brownshirts, but because I haven’t been there for, um, about a week…

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