Matt Shuham – TPM:
President Donald Trump signaled Thursday that he may cancel a planned meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto after he refused, again, to pay for Trump’s proposed border wall.
Don’t be fooled by Mr. Trump’s excuse. Recall that Mexican President Nieto had second thoughts about meeting Trump earlier this week (AP):
Pena Nieto said Wednesday, “I have said time and again, Mexico will not pay for any wall.” He has been expected to meet with Trump at the White House next week, although a senior official said Trump’s announcement had led him to reconsider the visit.
Trump moved to pre-empt an embarrassing snub by Nieto with a snub of his own: dis-inviting him to Washington. Narcissists cannot stand a lack of respect and adoration. See number 4, here.
Senior GOP politicians have to begin eyeing Mr. Trump askance after today. Who’s next, the Canadians? Expect leaked chatter along these lines from Congressional aides appearing in the coming weeks.
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