Former Mexican president Felipe Calderon joined Jake Tapper this evening on CNN to discuss Donald Trump's last minute photo op/pandering session, I mean "Presidential Visit," to Mexico today. To say that President Calderon was incredulous would be too generous.
He started off by calling Trump a "hypocrite" (fair assessment). Then he calls him a liar (also a fair assessment) and provides anecdotal evidence of Trump talking out of both sides of his mouth to appease whatever audience he is trying to reach.
Here is the transcript:
"CALDERON: I don't believe him. He is lying. He doesn't mean what he says. He says we're rapists and tomorrow he says we're wonderful hard working people. He is lying. I think it was very, very sorry, I'm very sorry he came to Mexico. You can't say that they should be -- say should be treated with dignity and courage. >>
TAPPER: If you had been standing there, what would you have said to Mr. Trump?
CALDERON: I would not have invited him. If he tried to reach me, I would not speak to him.
TAPPER: So you would not even...
CALDERON: Before, I would demand an apology about the lies about Mexican people before any movement. But there is some kind of naive movement. Trump saying a few hours before he will -- he complained. So it was a big move for Mexico, and a beautiful movement for him. the Mexican government, throwing in a line, complaining of Trump"
Trump's team of sycophants will claim this was a huge win for him and demonstrates that he is Presidential. The rest of us will probably disagree.