A source connected to the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump dropped a bombshell Tuesday, stating the candidate was considering paying surprise visit to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto prior to his long-delayed speech on immigration on Wednesday.
Needless to say, after the story began circulating, social media lit up with shock and snark at the idea that a candidate who has made building a wall between the two countries -- and forcing Mexico to pay for it -- was venturing south of the border where he is reviled.
Right out of the gate, one commenter invited Mexico to feel free to keep him, writing: "I wish Mexico would keep him until he releases his taxes. Or just keep him."
And then it was on.
And here we go - Trump going to Mexico https://t.co/yGBDxecgBe— John Santucci (@John Santucci)1472610865.0
"Welcome to Mexico, Mr. Trump." "Where is President Nieto and staff?" "Something suddenly came up. I am Pablo, the head taco bowl maker."— Nathan Wurtzel (((Slight Return))) (@Nathan Wurtzel (((Slight Return))))1472611391.0
Maybe the President of Mexico is going to have Trump arrested tomorrow. Wouldn't that be fun?— Steve Crandall (@Steve Crandall)1472612264.0
Looking forward to photo of Trump wearing a sombrero and eating a taco bowl in Mexico. (Do they have taco bowls there?)— David Corn (@David Corn)1472609615.0
Trump has run for president for more than a year without once visiting a predominantly black community. But he'll go to Mexico on a whim.— Jamil Smith (@Jamil Smith)1472607961.0
TRUMP: I'm back to whaling on immigrants, so I need to make a pro-Mexico gesture. RYAN: Like what? TRUMP: I'm gonna eat the worm— Owen Ellickson (@Owen Ellickson)1472604963.0
Wait, if all 300 million or so of us get together we can build that wall in like two hours while Trump is in Mexico.— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz)1472605057.0
The people of Mexico line up to greet the possible arrival of Donald Trump https://t.co/CA41MhYXpl— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff)1472605419.0
If Trump goes to Mexico, I have some ideas for what kind of records we ask for to let him come back. @realDonaldTrump— Never Saying '45' Again 🇺🇸 (@Never Saying '45' Again 🇺🇸)1472610838.0
I wish Mexico would keep him until he releases his taxes. Or just keep him.— 💙cathy Rhodes💙🍷🐝 (@💙cathy Rhodes💙🍷🐝)1472606147.0
Trump taking Latino outreach effort all the way to Mexico. What could go wrong w/ last minute, hastily planned trip? https://t.co/thgx7jgmsU— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky)1472606467.0
How to revive interest in Trump campaign -Go to Mexico -Christmas special -Jump shark on waterskis -Long lost Trump twin -Cousin Oliver— Daniel Lin (@Daniel Lin)1472610927.0
Pretty sure Trump flying to Mexico for a few hours doesn't erase his year of non-stop racist filth. [checks the rules] Yep.— Kaili Joy Gray (@Kaili Joy Gray)1472609941.0
So if Trump doesn’t go to Mexico, what’s that say about his supposed brilliance at negotiating?— Dana Houle (@Dana Houle)1472610971.0