Election 2016

Trump Was Baited With a Tweet

Written by SK Ashby

Hillary Clinton said a man who can be baited with a tweet should not have access to nuclear weapons and that's exactly what happened this week: Donald Trump was baited with a tweet.

Trump reportedly edited his fire and brimstone anti-immigration speech to reiterate that Mexico is going to pay for his imaginary wall after the Mexican president tweeted that Mexico will not pay for the wall.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Trump was peeved that Mr. Peña Nieto had gone public with the fact that the Mexican president had broken what Mr. Trump considered a deal to keep the question of paying for the wall off the table at their initial meeting.

Mr. Trump hurriedly inserted a new sentence in his immigration speech, and he soon boomed out from the podium his traditional declaration that the wall would be paid for by Mexico—adding, “They don’t know it yet but they’re going to pay for the wall.”

Maybe the most important or embarrassing revelation here is that Trump was afraid to talk about his signature campaign issue.

Trump says Mexico will pay for the wall but, when he had an opportunity to discuss it with the president of Mexico, he ran for cover.