Wednesday, August 31, 2016

What You Need to Know About Trump's Visit to Mexico Today

First of all, there is still a decent chance it never happens. The Mexican President who is very unpopular in his own right-in fact his numbers are Donald Trump like-may well face such a backlash that he reconsiders.

Indeed, it will be very interesting to see if Trump really does both the Mexico visit and the Arizona speech: I'm still not certain he goes through with that. He cancelled his immigration speech in Colorado last week and has already cancelled Arizona once.

Anything can happen today and probably will. He still doesn't know what he wants to say about immigration exactly. However, those in the media who believe he may be softening need to think again.

He has said nothing that suggests that. But here's what you need to know about today's trip that takes away any shadow of a doubt that Trump is softening. Steve Bannon set this Mexico trip up. It's his baby.

Nope. There is no softening.

"Bannon made the case that Trump must underscore his populist immigration views, perhaps with an audacious gesture.."

I think Benjy Sarlin accurately gets Trump's real position on immigration now.

"This, from Kellyanne Conway on MSNBC, sounds like deporting everyone + flowery talk to make moderates feel better."

This has been what the pivot has really been about despite gullible media pretending otherwise. They've made it sound like his policy has in any way changed. It hasn't. Not an iota.

His website plan on immigration hasn't changed. His policy has always been and still is: deport the entire 12 million now. Maybe-and so, logically, maybe not-the 'good ones' can come back later.

Later not being defined. But could be in a few months or 12 years.

The other part of this is something Chris Hayes observed last night in his 11 PM show. Any day that the news is all about Donald Trump, both he and Hillary Clinton are very happy.

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