Donald Trump's Mexico Visit Slammed by Hollywood
"Trump's in Mexico? Quick, let's build that wall NOW so he can't get back in! I've got a lot of free time right now, who's with me?" tweeted Larry Wilmore.
Donald Trump's controversial trip to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto was met with a mixture of bemusement, mockery and anger in Hollywood.
During Wednesday's visit, Trump defended the right of the U.S. to build a massive border wall between Mexico and the U.S., the core of his immigration plan. The GOP presidential candidate said he and Nieto did not, however, discuss who would pay for the wall, which is estimated to cost tens of billions of dollars.
According to the Associated Press, Pena Nieto said Mexicans felt "aggrieved" and were angry that Trump did not apologize or back down from his plan to build a border wall. After Trump and Pena Nieto's meeting, the Mexican president clarified the outcome, tweeting, "At the start of the conversation with Donald Trump, I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall."
Al inicio de la conversación con Donald Trump dejé claro que México no pagará por el muro.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) August 31, 2016
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox told CNN that Trump "is using Mexico, using President Pena Nieto to boost his sinking poll numbers."
Hillary Clinton tweeted, "Trump has been perfectly clear about his intentions for millions of immigrants," along with a statement from the Hillary for America chair John Podesta.
Judd Apatow and Larry Wilmore were among several Hollywood figures that tweeted about the Mexico visit, which became a trending topic with the hashtag #TrumpEnMexico. Wilmore tweeted "Trump's in Mexico? Quick, let's build that wall NOW so he can't get back in! I've got a lot of free time right now, who's with me?"
See more reactions below.
Trump didn't tell Mexico they were paying for the wall. Is this the type of tough negotiator he is? He didn't want to be told to fuck off.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 31, 2016
Many mistakes are made by all politicians. Trump is a dangerous sociopath. He doesn't mean most anything he says. https://t.co/nRXnqGFGh7— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 31, 2016
Mexico is the first country to tell Trump to fuck off. Next-- the rest of the Earth.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) September 1, 2016
What a surprise! The pathological liar lied. Said the wall was not discussed. Pena Nieto said it was and he wouldn't pay for it. Go Liar!!— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 31, 2016
Trump's in Mexico? Quick, let's build that wall NOW so he can't get back in! I've got a lot of free time right now, who's with me?— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) August 31, 2016
Dear Presidente Nieto,— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) August 31, 2016
You can tell Donald Trump, "Mexico IS sending their best. Just look at Rob Schneider's wife!" pic.twitter.com/iC0JBQl9qp
Trump saying, "We didn't discuss who pays for the wall" is like McDonald's saying, "We don't know if we make hamburgers."— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 31, 2016
HE CANT HELP HIMSELF. A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR! https://t.co/xG8QZG3Gu0— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 31, 2016
U.S.President Donald Trump? Is this a joke, a nightmare, a catastrrophic suggestion, a national dissgrace, a conjecture or all of the above?— carl reiner (@carlreiner) August 31, 2016
My Spanish isn't great, but my rough translation of this is "Hell no. We aren't paying for Trump's wall." https://t.co/RbqRjJFzio— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) August 31, 2016
"Mexico is not our friend. Believe me." ~Trump— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) August 31, 2016
I believe that he believes this. His little trip changes nothing. #DemagogueChronicles
He's down in the polls, so he changes what he says about the Mexican people & all is supposed to be magically forgiven?#DemagogueChronicles— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) August 31, 2016
"They have to go."— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 31, 2016
Trump has been perfectly clear about his intentions for millions of immigrants. pic.twitter.com/kZ6hdDWrFt
Trump just failed his first foreign test. Diplomacy isn't as easy as it looks. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 1, 2016
The one take away from the Trump speech in Mexico - No questions was the plan.All Trump had to do was not answer. He couldn't help himself— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 1, 2016