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http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/trump-mexico-visiting...

Hmm, seems that Mexico doesn't want to pay for that Trump Wall. Trump probably has the upper hand in cards to play, Mexico's economy to some degree lives or dies with ours, but the article does demonstrate that is not strictly a one way street. And Mexico is not coming to the table, with a rollover attitude. Maybe it won't be as easy as Trump made it sound on the campaign trail.
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abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/trump-mexico-visiting...

Hmm, seems that Mexico doesn't want to pay for that Trump Wall. Trump probably has the upper hand in cards to play, Mexico's economy to some degree lives or dies with ours, but the article does demonstrate that is not strictly a one way street. And Mexico is not coming to the table, with a rollover attitude. Maybe it won't be as easy as Trump made it sound on the campaign trail.


Thanks to Trump's campaign it would be political suicide for any Mexican Party to cooperate, much less roll over for The Donald in paying for that wall. Its a stupid project to begin with so they are actually doing us a favor
 
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I don't see how the fact that Mexico actually pays for it or not matters.

Does anyone actually believe that once the wall is completed that he won't claim Mexico paid for it, one way or another?
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dkearns wrote:
I don't see how the fact that Mexico actually pays for it or not matters.

Does anyone actually believe that once the wall is completed that he won't claim Mexico paid for it, one way or another?


You're right. I forgot how "alt-facts" works for this administration
 
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dkearns wrote:
I don't see how the fact that Mexico actually pays for it or not matters.

Does anyone actually believe that once the wall is completed that he won't claim Mexico paid for it, one way or another?


"Some American taxpayers are of Mexican heritage, so Mexico DID pay for the wall, from a certain point of view."
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CNN article wrote:
Another Mexican diplomat said, "We are coming to defend 25 years of unprecedented levels of cooperation. There is a lot of anger that we have become this punching bag and because of the lack of context in portraying Mexicans through one negative lens."


Can't say I blame 'em.
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wifwendell wrote:
CNN article wrote:
Another Mexican diplomat said, "We are coming to defend 25 years of unprecedented levels of cooperation. There is a lot of anger that we have become this punching bag and because of the lack of context in portraying Mexicans through one negative lens."


Can't say I blame 'em.


The E.U. often suffers the same fate. It's a convenient scapegoat for when domestic politicians want to pass the buck for their failures. "Well, we'd all be drowning in gold and Kate Upton clones if they'd just let us, but you know, that mean ol' E.U. keeps cock-blocking us. Whatcha gonna do." Then they clutch their pearls and wonder why people voted for Brexit.

Rhetoric can have dangerous consequences.
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wifwendell wrote:
CNN article wrote:
Another Mexican diplomat said, "We are coming to defend 25 years of unprecedented levels of cooperation. There is a lot of anger that we have become this punching bag and because of the lack of context in portraying Mexicans through one negative lens."


Can't say I blame 'em.


That lens has been held up by the Tea Party, "Patriot" groups, border "Patriot" groups for so long now, I'm surprised their hands haven't atrophied into place.

 
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wifwendell wrote:
CNN article wrote:
Another Mexican diplomat said, "We are coming to defend 25 years of unprecedented levels of cooperation. There is a lot of anger that we have become this punching bag and because of the lack of context in portraying Mexicans through one negative lens."


Can't say I blame 'em.


The E.U. often suffers the same fate. It's a convenient scapegoat for when domestic politicians want to pass the buck for their failures. "Well, we'd all be drowning in gold and Kate Upton clones if they'd just let us, but you know, that mean ol' E.U. keeps cock-blocking us. Whatcha gonna do." Then they clutch their pearls and wonder why people voted for Brexit.

Rhetoric can have dangerous consequences.


The pursuit of Kate Upton would be a cause to which I would gladly sacrifice my morals, logic, and intellect.
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