Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered effusive praise of Donald Trump’s Wednesday meeting with the Mexican president and subsequent speech reaffirming his hard-line immigration stance, invoking World War II as a point of historical reference.
“Today is the 77th anniversary of Nazi Germany invading Poland and launching World War 2 in Europe. Reminder that weakness is dangerous,” Gingrich tweeted Thursday morning.
Trump met and appeared before the media with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday afternoon before jetting to Phoenix where he reiterated that the U.S.’ southern neighbors would be responsible for building the wall. The Trump campaign said that no negotiation over payment for the wall occurred during the meeting, adding that would have been “inappropriate.” Peña Nieto however, later stated that he told Trump during the meeting that Mexico wouldn’t pay for the wall.
“Mexican President by day, firm immigration speech by night,” Gingrich commented. “Good example of how energetic and audacious a Trump Presidency will be.”
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