Welcome to the continuing Mexican Standoff between President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto – this time over an alleged phone call.
Who to believe?
On the one side there is Trump with his addiction to exaggeration and aversion to the truth who if he was Pinocchio his orange nose would stretch out of the White House into the Rose Garden. On the other side is Peña Nieto whose popularity in Mexico is nose diving like the Mexican peso and desperately needs a political win while suffering from selective memory especially when it comes to the country’s official murder rate.
Our money is on Peña Nieto. Given that Trump stated on Monday during the swearing-in ceremony for the new (but not last) White House Chief-of-Staff General John Kelly that Peña Nieto called him to bestow the “ultimate” compliment regarding Trump’s great border enforcement.
Specifically Trump stated as his orange nose grew: “As you know, the border was a tremendous problem and they’re close to 80 percent stoppage. And even the president of Mexico called me — they said their southern border, very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get through our border, which is the ultimate compliment.”
Peña Nieto for his part is done getting bitch-slapped, insulted and tormented by his North America faux-amigo. The Mexican president issued an immediate statement today denying the call ever happened and stated the two leaders haven’t spoken since July 7th at the G-20 summit.
Does everyone remember the pairs last reported call in February which Peña Nieto insiders describe as “offensive” and “humiliating.” Trump basically informed Peña Nieto “I don’t need the Mexicans. I don’t need Mexico.” The Mexican President did not issue a rebuttal then probably thinking this was the U.S. President – respectable and respected. Not so much anymore a mere 6 months later.
What’s next in this Mexican Standoff is anyone’s guess. What is for sure is Trump suffered another public call out on his truth aversion and the Mexican President is being hailed in his home country for FINALLY and publicly calling out Trump as a “Liar Liar Orange Pants on Fire” after repeated insulted ranging from demands to pay for the wall and keep your bad hombres back home.
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