Trump to Meet With President of Mexico on Wednesday

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File this one under “Huh?”:

Seriously? It’s not that I think Trump would ever make up something like this, but….

Well, OK then. This should go well, don’t you think? Sort of like this:

DJT: So you’ll pay for the wall, right?
EPN: No.
DJT: How about just the half that faces Mexico?
EPN: No.
DJT: You’re a tough cookie. OK, then, I’ll get Deutsche Bank to finance the wall, and Mexico will join the loan syndication. You’ll make out like banditos. I mean bandits.
EPN: No.
DJT: Hmmm. What if I throw in a free stay at the Trump National golf club?
EPN: No.
DJT: I’ve met my match. You’re the toughest negotiator I’ve ever faced off with. I’ve always said I admired the Mexican people. Let’s go have a taco bowl.

It’ll be great. Just Donald and and Peña Nieto in a quiet, private meeting. We’ll finally find out what happens when someone who’s not a moron negotiates for the United States.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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