Sen. Jeff Flake praised Donald Trump for deciding to head to Mexico and meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
“I’m glad he’s going,” Flake told a gaggle of reporters. “I hope, that when he sits down with the Mexican president, that the Mexican president will tell him how important NAFTA is for both of our countries.”
“To tell him that those crossing the border aren’t the worst, they aren’t rapists. This is a complicated issue,” the Arizona senator continued. “It’s an important partnership that we have, and we’ve got to get serious and not just throw platitudes about some wall and making Mexico pay for it.”
“I’m glad he’s going, and I think he’ll be disabused of the notion that you can just say things like that without consequence. ”