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02 September 2016 - Donald Trump's visit to Mexico

Publié par Marion Coste le 09/02/2016
Highlights of Donald Trump’s Immigration Speech and Mexico Trip
Michael Barbaro, Alex Burns, Maggie Haberman and Kirk Semple (The New York Times, 31/08/2016)


Donald Trump, in his much-anticipated speech on immigration in Phoenix on Wednesday, pressed his hard-line approach to illegal immigration, even as he backed off a previous pledge to forcibly remove 11 million immigrants here illegally.

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Border wall

Mexican president disputes Trump over border wall payment discussion
Stephen Collinson and Jeremy Diamond (CNN, 01/09/2016)
Donald Trump flew into a nation he has constantly berated during his campaign to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto and said they discussed a wall Trump has vowed to build on the US southern border, but not his demand that Mexico pay for it -- an assertion the Mexican president later disputed.
"Who pays for the wall? We didn't discuss," Trump had said when asked by a reporter during a news conference following their meeting in Mexico City. "We did discuss the wall. We didn't discuss payment of the wall. That'll be for a later date."
But Peña Nieto later claimed the two had discussed the wall and who would pay for it -- and he had "made it clear" to Trump it wouldn't be Mexico.

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Official visit

Why Did Peña Nieto Invite Trump to Mexico?
Ioan Grillo (The New York Times, 01/09/2016)
Mexico City — Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, had already had a terrible summer. July was the most murderous month in Mexico since he took office in 2012. Second-quarter results showed negative economic growth for the first time in three years. A survey found his approval rating slipping to 23 percent. And a news report even alleged that he plagiarized nearly a third of his law degree thesis. How could he make it any worse? Only by inviting Donald J. Trump, one of the most hated men in Mexico — so hated that piñatas with his visage are brisk sellers across the country — to his presidential palace.
The curious thing about Mr. Peña Nieto’s latest debacle is how, unlike his other woes, it was totally self-inflicted. There is little tradition of sitting Mexican leaders meeting with American presidential hopefuls, so he was under no pressure to arrange the get-together. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time: the very day of Mr. Trump’s hard-hitting immigration speech, and the day before Mr. Peña Nieto’s state of the union address. Mr. Peña Nieto had even compared Mr. Trump to Hitler.
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Phoenix speech

Trump Makes Nice In Mexico, Talks Tougher Than Ever Just Hours Later In Phoenix
Ron Elving (NPR, 01/09/2016)
Donald Trump has provided the political world with many moving moments over the past year, but none quite like the whiplash mood swing between his daytime and nighttime performances in Mexico City and Phoenix on Wednesday.
In the daylight hours, Trump struck his most presidential pose to date with a solemn (if somewhat grumpy) reading of prepared remarks at a news conference alongside Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto. That somber event, inside the Mexican presidential residence, epitomized the more moderate image Trump has pursued on immigration issues over the past 10 days.
But as night fell in Phoenix, back in the U.S.A., Trump mounted the stage in prime time and quickly caught fire. He poured forth an hourlong harangue against all things alien, highlighting the lurid crimes of a handful of illegal immigrants as if to define the character of millions. He also promised to build "a beautiful wall" across the entire U.S.-Mexico border and create a "deportation task force" that would eventually guarantee that "the bad ones are gone."
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"02 September 2016 - Donald Trump's visit to Mexico", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2016. Consulté le 24/07/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2016/02-september-2016-donald-trump-s-visit-to-mexico