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    Obama to give Mexican president a megaphone against Trump

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, July 21, 2016

    On the heels of Donald Trump’s acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination, President Obama will give his Mexican counterpart a megaphone Friday to criticize Mr. Trump’s plans to build a border wall and restrict immigration.

    Mr. Obama will host Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House for a discussion of trade, border security and efforts to combat drug trafficking.

    After their Oval Office meeting, the two leaders will hold a joint press conference, where Mr. Trump is likely to be the elephant in the room. The Republican presidential nominee has built his candidacy partly on anti-immigration rhetoric and his promise to make Mexico pay for a wall along its border with the U.S.

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest portrayed the timing of the presidents’ meeting as innocent.

    “This is not an unusual occurrence,” he told reporters. “I don’t know exactly how President Pena Nieto plans to address the question about the Republican nominee, but presumably one of you will ask him and give him the opportunity to do so.”

    Mr. Obama and Mr. Pena Nieto met last month at a summit in Canada, and Mr. Trump featured prominently in press questions there. At the time, Mr. Pena Nieto criticized the Republican candidate indirectly, saying “isolationism cannot bring prosperity to a society.”

    On his website this week, Mr. Trump elaborated on his plans for a wall with Mexico, saying it would cost $5 billion to $10 billion and use the leverage of blocking remittance payments from Mexicans living in the U.S. to their families in Mexico.

    His plan would include a regulation stating that “no alien may wire money outside of the United States unless the alien first provides a document establishing his lawful presence in the United States.”

    “It’s an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year,” Mr. Trump said.

    If Mexico doesn’t agree, he said, he would start tougher enforcement of trade rules and cancel travel visas for Mexican nationals.

    “Mexico has taken advantage of us in another way as well: gangs, drug traffickers and cartels have freely exploited our open borders and committed vast numbers of crimes inside the United States,” he said. “The United States has borne the extraordinary daily cost of this criminal activity, including the cost of trials and incarcerations. Not to mention the even greater human cost. We have the moral high ground here, and all the leverage.”

    Mr. Obama and Mr. Pena Nieto will also discuss deeper cooperation on border security, Mr. Earnest said.

    “There’s never been a greater commitment to border security,” Mr. Obama said. “It’s reflected in the numbers that we see of individuals who are apprehended attempting to cross the border. Part of that strategy includes effective coordination with the Mexican government.”

    Also on the agenda is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade deal including both nations and 10 other countries around the Pacific Rim.

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    Another Obama policy or agenda that benefits non-Americans instead of Americans. Just study who has benefitted from his failed presidency and who hasn't.
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    And the President of Mexico needs to get on the MEGAPHONE and tell all HIS people to go back home to Mexico! To rebuild their own Country...to contribute to THEIR society! To NOT abandon Mexico and Central America, go home, work hard! And he needs to announce that he fight for their human rights...their freedoms...and their right to peace and prosperity...ON THEIR SOIL!!!

    Thank the United States for our generosity, thank the United States for the education you received PAID FOR by US Taxpayers...but NOW is the time to go home and apply the same to your own Country!
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    They can lie all day. It doesn't matter. Americans know the truth about our borders, Americans know the truth about the number of illegal aliens already in the country clogging our work force, schools, hospitals and political system. Americans are fed up with the lies, the betrayal, the sob stories, the cost, the harm, the deaths, and the insult to our dignity and domestic tranquility caused by illegal immigration.

    Obama and Hillary can try to put lipstick on this pig, but it's still a pig. And we're done with it. We want it stopped, we want illegal aliens deported, and we want our laws enforced to the letter and verse without exception or mercy.

    WE'RE DONE WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and ILLEGAL ALIENS. FINISHED.
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    BUILD THE WALL!

    Mexico does not want our guns flowing over the border...and we do NOT want their drugs, gangs and illegals flowing over ours!

    Fences make good neighbors!
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