Donald Trump visits Mexico: 'Maybe it's a plan to show moderate people he's not that right-wing'

Donald Trump visits Mexico: 'Maybe it's a plan to show moderate people he's not as right wing as he seems', says political commentator

Donald Trump will meet President Enrique Pena Nieto

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Political commentator Jack Graham has suggested Donald Trump's visit to Mexico could be part of a plan to make him appear more moderate in the eyes of voters.

Trump will be visiting Mexico for a short meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto, a few hours before the Republican presidential candidate details his plans to combat illegal immigration in a speech.

During his election campaign Trump has condemned Mexican migrants and vowed to create a wall between the two countries. 

Graham, a journalist for Cap X, said: "Maybe it's some perfect plan going along the tightrope, showing moderate people he's not as right-wing as he seems."

However, Graham added that Trump has already created a lasting impression with the public.

"He's U-turned on so many issues and [supporters] still believe quite strongly Mexico would pay for the wall, even though [President Nieto] said there's no way it would happen."

The journalist also suggested Trump may face a hostile reception in Mexico in light of his recent comments, noting that just a few months ago President Nieto "described Trump's rhetoric as being somewhat like Mussolini or Hitler."

Listen to the full interview to find out more