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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Byron York misses the big picture on the kind of day Squirrel-Hair had yesterday
His Washington Examiner reportage on the meeting S-H had with President Pena Nieto is as journalistically lame as anything I've read in some time. It's a glowing account of mutual respect and constructive dialogue.
Only problem: It entirely leaves out what S-H did upon arriving in Phoenix later in the day:
The betrayal of Nieto was complete when Trump flaunted his wall plans, teased Mexico with them, put the wall on his shoulder and walked around the room daring Mexico to knock it down. After his muted, docile, lamb-like failure to stand by his wall when facing the Mexican president, he, like any chastened bully, laid his bravado on twice as thick when out of range. His "tangible, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall" as he effusively described it.
And what's more, in response to his erstwhile diplomatic partner with whom he had so recently bragged he would be working closely and called a friend, he shoved the bill in Mexico's face again.
"Mexico will pay for the wall," he boasted to his cheering choir. "One hundred percent. They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for it. And they're great people and great leaders, but they're going to pay for the wall."
Take that, guy who I said would be working with me closely to improve both our nations in the spirit of good will and cooperation.
He took his morning win, crumpled it up, set it on fire, and danced about on its grave, retroactively turning morning Trump into a jerk. You can watch the video here.