Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suggests that Republican Donald Trump's meeting with the Mexican president will not ''make up for a year of insults and insinuations.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: In a foreign policy speech meant to reach out to Republican and independent voters, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday (August 31) argued for a robust commitment to U.S. leadership in the world and tout the idea of "American exceptionalism." "People have to know that they can count on you. That you won't say one thing one day, and something totally different the next. And it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again. That is not how it works," Clinton said in reference to her Republican rival's meeting with the Mexican president. Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday and meet President Enrique Pena Nieto in a surprise trip to a country which the Republican presidential candidate has vilified as the main source of illegal immigration and drug smuggling to the United States. Trump's visit to Mexico City takes place hours before he was due to deliver a highly anticipated speech in the border state of Arizona on how he would tackle illegal immigration if he wins the Nov. 8 election. Mexican opposition politicians and academics voiced disbelief that Pena Nieto would host Trump, who has accused Mexico of sending criminals and rapists across the border and cheating the United States on trade. During remarks to the American Legion in Cincinnatti, Clinton contrasted her foreign policy approach with that of Trump, who puts the emphasis on what he calls an "America first" vision that includes a crackdown on illegal immigration and opposition to multinational trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.