Donald Trump looked presidential. He sounded presidential. He stayed on script. The argument against him is that he’s incapable of doing what he just did, but he did it.
Will this speech nudge the poll numbers in the positive direction? Not if the media has anything to say about it. Start the video at about 1:26 minutes. There’s a bunch of preamble from ABC News. Best to ignore them.
Mr. Trump emphasized these principles:
Mutual goals. Both men want their countries to be safe, prosperous, and free.
NAFTA must benefit the United States. Both countries benefit from fair and reciprocal trade.
Donald made five points in his speech:
Trump said, “A strong, prosperous Mexico is in the best interests of America. Both of our countries will work together for our mutual good.”
Donald Trump ended the talk with a press conference and called President Nieto “a friend.”
President Nieto said that many Mexicans had their feelings hurt by Mr. Trumps words but that they have a new understanding.
Analysis: Solid speech. Stayed on script. Looked presidential. Gotta help him.