Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had not even left yet for his visit to Mexico on Wednesday morning when the mainstream media began declaring it a failure.
Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, for example, wrote in their morning “Playbook” email:
TRUMP TO MEXICO — We know that the Mexican government is not interested in paying for Donald Trump’s wall. In March, President Enrique Peña Nieto said that there was “no scenario” under which his country would fund the border envisioned by the Republican presidential candidate. In the same interview, he called Trump’s rhetoric “strident,” noting that kind of talk is how Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler rose to power.