Donald Trump made quite a huge gamble on Wednesday after visiting Mexico. In efforts to rebuild his image as a diplomatic leader, Trump shelved his plan of deporting 11 million people who are yet to be documented. He suggested that the USA will collaborate with Mexico over the matter.
While making efforts to win the hearts of those who are yet to decide, Trump went through Mexico City, a nation that has withstood offensive attacks from the Republican candidate. He then went to Phoenix where he made it clear his new immigration priorities.
This is the first time Donald Trump has made quite a huge gamble in his ambitions to be the next president of the United States. He made the deliberate decision to travel and meet a president who was likely to tell him off with a rebuke. He also took the risk of losing the support he enjoys from Republicans that do not want his to soften his immigration plans.
After having held a private meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump appeared to have gained the image of a statesman. He even downplayed his proposals for a border. But at a rally in Arizona, Trump said that he would make sure the wall is built and that Mexico would be the one to pay for it.
In addition to Donald Trump said that the 11 million undocumented people were no longer a core issue. He went ahead to add that all people would be treated in a humane manner.
“We will treat everyone living or residing in our country with great dignity — so important,” Mr. Trump said. “We will be fair, just, and compassionate to all, but our greatest compassion must be for our American citizens.”
One on one with Mexico President
While delivering a media address alongside President Enrique Peña Nieto, the billionaire opted not to discuss his proposal to force Mexico pay for the wall.
He then took it to Twitter where he said that he had made it clear from the start that Mexico would not pay for the wall.
The Mexican president chose not to dispute Mr. Trump over the matter at the conference. Their handlers said that the two had not dwelt on the wall matter and that they had a conciliatory meeting.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign handlers had an immediate response to the matter saying that the meeting was “not a negotiation” and that “it is unsurprising that they hold two different views on this issue.”
While in Phoenix, Trump used his fiery language that is known to arouse his crowd.
“Mexico will pay for the wall, believe me — 100 percent — they don’t know it yet, but they will pay for the wall,” Mr. Trump said. “They’re great people, and great leaders, but they will pay for the wall.”
At one point he said that federal official might “deport Hillary Clinton.”