Donald Trump was catapulted into frontrunner status in the GOP primary for his unwavering stance on immigration.
“Build the Wall!” that “Mexico will pay for” soon became just as popular a slogan as “Make America Great Again” among Trump supporters.
Left-wing open border advocates soon labeled Trump as “racist” and “xenophobic” — typical characterizations for any Republican running for office, specifically President of the United States.
Coupled with Trump’s comments condemning Mexico for sending the worst of their worst — “rapists” who bring “drugs” and “crime” across the border — and you have left-wing liberals seething with anger.
It even prompted the former Mexican President Vicente Fox to respond in an interview, “I’m not paying for that f***ing wall!!”
Trump heard of the remarks and quickly replied, “The wall just got ten feet higher.”
All things considered, Trump’s tough immigration stance paved the way for him to win the Republican nomination.
And now the current Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, who recently compared Trump to Hitler, said “I would meet with [Trump].”
According to Fox News:
“Yes, I would meet with him,” Peña Nieto said during an interview on Mexican television. “I have never met him.”
He added, “I can’t agree with some of the things he has said, but I will be absolutely respectful and will seek to work with whoever becomes the next President of the United States.”
Trump alleging that Mexico sends its criminals across America’s southern border prompted Nieto to compare the GOP nominee for president to the dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
That sort of language has led to “very fateful scenes in the history of humanity,” Nieto said.
“That’s the way Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived,” he added, according to Fox News.
“There is no scenario” under which Mexico would pay for the border wall as Trump has claimed,” according to the Mexican president.
So it begs the question of why Nieto would still want to meet Trump.
Nieto has stated he wants “to build a constructive relation among Mexico and whomever becomes President of the United States.”
Or perhaps it has to do with his popularity ratings recently sinking to record lows.
According to Fox News, Peña Nieto’s approval ratings have plummeted to just 23 percent, down from 30 percent in April and 50 percent in April 2013. It is the lowest approval rating of any Mexican president in the last two decades.
Donald Trump has not yet responded to President Nieto’s remarks.
Conservative Revival will keep you updated as the story progresses.