Transcripts of Trump’s phone calls with Mexican President Peña Nieto reveal a liar who knew that Mexico would never pay for the wall but begged them to stop telling the press that they wouldn’t pay because it was damaging him politically.
The Washington Post got the transcripts:
“You cannot say that to the press,” Trump said repeatedly, according to a transcript of the Jan. 27 call obtained by The Washington Post. Trump made clear that he realized the funding would have to come from other sources but threatened to cut off contact if Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto continued to make defiant statements.
The funding “will work out in the formula somehow,” Trump said, adding later that “it will come out in the wash, and that is okay.” But “if you are going to say that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, then I do not want to meet with you guys anymore because I cannot live with that.”
The President threatened to not meet with the US’s ally and southern neighbor unless they stopped telling the truth about his wall. Trump was trying to blackmail Mexico into covering for his false statements.
It didn’t work. Every time the wall makes the news, the response from Mexico is the same, ‘We’re not paying for the wall.’
The phone calls show a man who is in way over his head, who keeps constructing new lies, as his old ones get exposed. Trump isn’t a strong president, who is going to make America great. He is a pathetic fraud, who is begging other countries not to tell the truth about him.
Trump is a global joke, and the world is laughing at the United States of America.