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 (@JTSantucci) August 31, 2016
"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 (@NathanWurtzel) August 31, 2016
Maybe the President of Mexico is going to have Trump arrested tomorrow. Wouldn't that be fun?
— Steve Crandall (@JayandSteve) August 31, 2016
Looking forward to photo of Trump wearing a sombrero and eating a taco bowl in Mexico. (Do they have taco bowls there?)
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) August 31, 2016
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 (@JamilSmith) August 31, 2016
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 (@onlxn) August 31, 2016
if trump goes to mexico i am invoking "no takebacks"
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 31, 2016
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 (@TUSK81) August 31, 2016
The people of Mexico line up to greet the possible arrival of Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/CA41MhYXpl
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 31, 2016
If Trump goes to Mexico, I have some ideas for what kind of records we ask for to let him come back. @realDonaldTrump
— Tanya C. (@AZTanya) August 31, 2016
I wish Mexico would keep him until he releases his taxes. Or just keep him.
— cathy rhodes (@zackmomma) August 31, 2016
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) August 31, 2016
How to revive interest in Trump campaign
-Go to Mexico
-Jump shark on waterskis
-Long lost Trump twin
— Daniel Lin (@DLin71) August 31, 2016
Pretty sure Trump flying to Mexico for a few hours doesn't erase his year of non-stop racist filth.
[checks the rules]
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) August 31, 2016
So if Trump doesn’t go to Mexico, what’s that say about his supposed brilliance at negotiating?
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) August 31, 2016