Donald Trump reportedly accepted Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto's invitation for a private meeting in Mexico City, and the jokes about Trump's trip to Mexico were immediate. The meeting comes as President Nieto faces historic polling lows in his country, where Trump is also decidedly unpopular (just 2 percent of Mexicans want him to win the election), as Trump seeks to solidify his immigration policies.
Trump's decision to go to Mexico, particularly after his frequent criticism of the country and its people, is a bit bizarre. In a now-infamous 2015 speech, Trump proclaimed, "[Mexico is] not our friend, believe me...[Mexican immigrants to the U.S. are] bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." He has called the Mexican government "totally corrupt." Hillary Clinton's campaign was quick to post a list of things Trump has said about Mexico and its people. There doesn't seem to be much love lost between Trump and the Mexican government, either. President Nieto has compared Trump to Mussolini and Hitler, and former president Vicente Fox also seems to openly disdain Trump.
No wonder, then, that The Washington Post has called Trump's trip "baffling" and "high-risk, low-reward." If there's any place on the Internet where people go to discuss absurdity, though, it's Twitter, which absolutely blew up after the trip was announced:
Reiner's joke plays on the words Trump used to describe Mexico when he announced his candidacy. The director of When Harry Met Sally and This Is Spinal Tap also made headlines in May, when he called out Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski for their alleged favorable treatment of Donald Trump.
If you haven't been lucky enough to witness the perfection that is Arrested Development, it's about the once-wealthy Bluth family, who often run to Mexico in an attempt to escape their various legal troubles, and whose ignorance of Hispanic culture in general is a running joke on the show.
Andy Borowitz is the best part of the 2016 election.
Remember Trump's tone-deaf Cinco de Mayo Facebook post? I wonder how "I love Hispanics!" will go over in Mexico...
Really, though... where are those tax returns?
For the record, I don't have an answer to this question.
Did Trump really not see this joke coming?
If you thought middle school was awkward, imagine going to a country where literally 98 percent of the population does not have a favorable opinion of you.
Seriously, though, what was President Nieto's best-case scenario for how this visit was going to play out?
#TrumpsMexicoTripSayings was trending, of course.
Didn't The Simpsons also predict that Trump would be president?
Always a good reminder that there isn't really a historical precedent of walls successfully keeping anything out!
And then there was the joke that everyone kept making...
It'll certainly be interesting to see whether either Nieto or Trump can emerge from the conversation with what they want. I feel pretty confident that Trump will declare it a success regardless.