Politics – Obama to host Mexican president for White House talks


President Barack Obama has invited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to the Oval Office a day after Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination. Obama will be receiving Peña Nieto on Friday for talks on trade, climate change and countering drug trafficking. Trump’s campaign began with an unapologetic framing of Mexican immigrants as “people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” In addition, he has made erecting a border wall to keep out undocumented immigrants, which would be paid for by Mexico, a centerpiece policy in his campaign. In response, Mexican leaders, including Peña Nieto, have been outspoken about their dislike for Trump. Peña Nieto hasn’t held back his comments on Trump, comparing the GOP nominee to World War II fascist dictators Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Warning leaders about those who “choose the road toward isolationism and destruction,” Peña Neito said, “Hitler and Mussolini did that.” He continued, “The outcome, it’s clear to everyone — it resulted in devastation, and it turned out to be a tragedy for mankind. And we saw it last century.” Although Trump isn’t officially on the agenda, aides acknowledge that almost all the issues they discuss could be looked at within a political framework. “I think it’s fair to say that almost anything that President Obama did on Friday would be viewed as a sharp contrast to the agenda that’s being put forward by the other side,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. “I don’t know exactly how President Peña Nieto plans to address the question about the Republican nominee,” Earnest said. “We will see what he says.”


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