Trump and Mexico president Peña Nieto talk about a wall, but not about who pays


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/31/trump-and-mexico-president-pen.html


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invests in Trump Piñata Company

“We’ve got the best pinatas. We really do.”


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The problem is when you bust them open it turns out they’re just filled with bile.


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The reasons for this meeting are mysterious.
Only Trump has something to gain from it — it makes him look like a global leader.


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Looks can be deceiving.


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A mere <3 is inadequate to express my appreciation for your post.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Trump is in Mexico? Quick! Lets build a wall


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So… who did this work out well for again?


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That’s a pretty low bar to set but then we’re talking about a master of lowering the bar.


#11

Dear tRump:


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this is the most ridiculous PR stunt i’ve ever seen. what would either of these two have to gain from such a photo opt empty of any substance? ah, the inscrutable mind of donald j.


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All this talk about the wall this, the wall that… I wonder if Trump realizes that there’s already a wall in place over much of the border, including all of the border with California. Even way the hell out in the desert.


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Correction: it makes him look like a global dumpster fire.


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That’ll fix it, no?


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I can vaguely imagine that Peña Nieto thought this might help his sagging approval numbers, but, caramba, does that seem to have been a miscalculation. I’m going to have to ask my mother this weekend what family south of the border thought of it.

(edited to add a word)


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That’s “President Dumpster Fire” to you!


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I’m genuinely confused by your post…

How exactly would Trump benefit from visiting a county he feels is so bad that it needs to be physically walled-off?

Ignoring that absurd point, how on earth would that make Trump seem “like a global leader”? I struggle to imagine how anyone in recent memory could be a worse potential example of a world-leader…


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“You like it? Mexico paid for it!”


#20

How quickly you forget Sarah Palin. Given a choice between the two I’d take Trump - if he gets us into a war at least it would be over old fashioned ego. I’ll take crazy vs. religious crazy any day - ego is easier to soothe than fervor.