Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tyranny of the Asses

Donald Trump went to Mexico
to meet privately
with President Enrique Peña Nieto

and it was just as successful
as people other than Donald Trump
thought it would be.

At a joint news conference
following the meeting

he backtracked on his oft-repeated promise
of making Mexico pay for a border wall

which also happens to be
one of his very few points
of actual policy

such as it is

clarifying that the two
had discussed a wall

but that it was not yet decided
who would pay for it.

Then Trump flew back to the States

and said to a rally in Phoenix
“Mexico will pay for the wall
believe me

100 percent
they don’t know it yet
but they will pay for the wall.”

At least in the end

Trump got to piss off Mexico
and help ruin Peña Nieto's reputation

with historian Enrique Krauze
saying he had made
an "historic error"
by inviting Trump

elaborating that “You confront tyrants.
You don’t appease them.”

This poem © 2016 Emily Cooper.