From Yahoo News:
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Thursday he has canceled an upcoming meeting with President Trump amid a spat over Peña Nieto’s refusal to pay for a planned wall along the U.S. southern border. Trump has long vowed that Mexico would pay for the construction project.
“This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the scheduled work meeting for next Tuesday with @POTUS,” Peña Nieto announced on Twitter.AND THEN THERE'S THIS:
The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
Interview with Enrique Pena Nieto wherein, El Presidente gives his response:of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
A friend of mine has said that Trump is like a 12 year old boy'ss idea of what a President should be like.
I kind of agreed with my friend. Trump likes to talk big, and say, "You're fired," and essentially bully people into submission, you know, because HE HAS POWER.
But, I'm beginning to think he's more like Solomon.
What Trump did to Nieto was such a brilliant thing to do.
Trump doesn't need Mexico's agreement. But if we are to work together as friends he needs Mexico to understand we're in this together.
Batting El Presidente around is the right way to start. Because the President of Mexico, like almost every other world leader, is so used to living off the largesse of America, and having been educated/marinated in the idea that everyone is owed a living by America, he would not be able to see Trump's point, unless Trump shakes up his reality a bit.
It's reminds me of how, in Carlos Castaneda's books, Don Juan has to shock Castaneda into understanding he does not know all of reality; that what he knows is only very little.
Don Juan has to do this or Castaneda will not be able to learn anything more, because his mind is closed to the possibility of seeing more.
Nieto needs to see that Mexico depends on America for remittances, and for Trade surpluses, and for the ability to export it's citizens when Mexico is not capable of providing a standard of living for many of them.
Those are all benefits to Mexico.
But Mexico believes America is the big racist nation up North who thinks it can bully it's way around the world. And that's why Nieto reacted the way he did.
And the reason the Peso dropped is because MONEY IS RATIONAL, and money knows that Mexico needs America. And here, the Chihuahua, El Presidente just told America to fuck off.
Ha ha ha.
Nieto will come around. Just you wait and see.