Donald Trump isn’t facing opposition only from his own party, with conservatives and establishment Republicans all plotting in back rooms to ensure he doesn’t receive the GOP nomination. Now he has an entire NATION after him.
Trump has been criticizing Mexico from day one, and brought immigration center stage as an issue in the campaign this season. If elected, he promises to lead efforts to deport all current illegals, and complete the border fence (which we’re told Mexico will pay for).
Well, Mexico isn’t taking any of this national sovereignty business lying down!As Bloomberg reports:
Mexico is mounting an unprecedented effort to turn its permanent residents in the U.S. into citizens, a status that would enable them to vote — presumably against Donald Trump.
Officially, Mexico says it respects U.S. sovereignty and has no strategy to influence the result of the presidential race. Yet Mexican diplomats are mobilizing for the first time to assist immigrants in gaining U.S. citizenship, hosting free workshops on naturalization.Mexico may have the most at stake but it’s not alone among U.S. allies bewildered by — and worried about — the reality-television star’s success in the Republican primaries. Trump, who launched his campaign with invective directed at Mexico and a promise to build a border wall (with a “big beautiful door”), identified himself last week as his own top foreign-policy adviser.
Gosh, Mexico must be afraid they really are going to have to pay for that wall…either that or they want to make sure they get rid of as many of their own citizens as possible before that wall goes up.[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]