Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night that he has accepted an invitation from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and will meet him Wednesday; the two will speak just a few hours before Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech in Arizona about immigration. A campaign official told Bloomberg Trump will be joined by Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, an immigration hardliner, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Sources in the U.S. and Mexico familiar with the discussions told the Post Trump, pushed by his campaign chief executive Stephen Bannon, decided over the weekend to ask for an expedited meeting. Clinton’s camp has remained skeptical of the trip, citing Trump’s record of inflammatory statements about Mexico and Mexicans, including calling Hispanics “rapists” and “criminals.” “What ultimately matters is what Donald Trump says to voters in Arizona, not Mexico, and whether he remains committed to the splitting up of families and deportation of millions,” Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said in a statement.
I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2016