As if the meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico weren’t outreach enough, the Donald Trump campaign adopted a new strategy at Wednesday night’s campaign rally in Phoenix, extending a hand of economic cooperation through the space where the border wall may or may not be built.
Trump did well in Mexico by focusing on job opportunities and economic growth in the hemisphere, and the “Make Mexico Great Again Also” hats on stage underlined that message. That’s one heck of a pivot, but it beats Trump’s taco bowl tweet, not to mention Hillary Clinton’s relative absence from the public eye for yet another day.
Is it just Trump speaking or is there an opening racist?
— Mike Scully (@scullymike) September 1, 2016
— Sybill Trelawney (@SybilT2) September 1, 2016
In case you can't make out the small type: yes, Giuliani's hat reads "MAKE MEXICO GREAT AGAIN ALSO" pic.twitter.com/lxypF9MVhL
— Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) September 1, 2016
Giuliani rockin a "Make Mexico Great Also" hat is priceless… pic.twitter.com/vDTErlAJco
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) September 1, 2016
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 1, 2016
Just as I predicted a year ago, this election has come down to Rudy Giuliani in a Make Mexico Great Again Also hat.
— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) September 1, 2016
2016 time traveler visits 2015 Trump supporters to tell them people will be wearing "Make Mexico Great Again" hats at Trump rally in Arizona
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) September 1, 2016
— Xy (@Chonnymo) September 1, 2016
No joke; they’re real, and they’re spectacular … aren’t they?
— Daniel Aguilar (@daanielaaguilar) September 1, 2016
— bob calhoun (@bob_calhoun) September 1, 2016
Hardly. The “Stop the Hate” placards carried by rioters outside Trump’s previous rallies in California and the Southwest were pretty revolting in context, appearing as they did alongside “Make America Mexico Again” slogans.
— Shadi Rahimi (@shadirahimi) May 2, 2016
That photo angered Hillary Clinton supporters too, right? They’re still counting on her to build bridges, not walls.
Trump has vilified Mexicans and immigrants since day one of his campaign. That's not what America stands for. pic.twitter.com/dDubrEuOLm
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 31, 2016
Speaking of insulting, hasn’t anyone else grown weary yet of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama couching every progressive initiative in the protective coating of, “That’s not what America stands for”? It practically suggests that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we’re sick and tired of people who say that.