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Angelenos react to Trump’s meeting with Peña Nieto




Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a speech during the welcoming ceremony in honour of Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove (out of frame) at the National Palace in Mexico City.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a speech during the welcoming ceremony in honour of Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove (out of frame) at the National Palace in Mexico City.
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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is reported to meet with President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto today.

The surprise visit comes just hours before Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on immigration in Arizona. Officially, this trip is Trump’s first visit to a foreign head of state as a nominee, and the facetime could signal a shift in Trump’s hardline immigration stance. President Peña Nieto is criticized domestically for inviting the candidate and the public fears the country will be employed to advance Trump’s political agenda.

Struggling with low approval ratings, the Mexican president is expected to challenge the Republican nominee on a series of proposed policies. How does the American voters, more specifically, Angelenos, feel about this meeting? Guest host Patt Morrison is joined by Washington Post politics reporter to discuss the past, present, and future of US-Mexico relations.

Guests:

Kate Linthicum, reporter for the LA Times covering immigration and politics. She is currently in Mexico City; she tweets from @katelinthicum

Sean Sullivan, politics reporter for the Washington Post, he tweets @WaPoSean