Trump’s trip to Mexico was not only unusual for not including his traveling press corps, but also because it came against the advice of US diplomats. The campaign’s decision to travel to a foreign country — one rife with security risks for a candidate who has stoked tensions with his rhetoric on Mexican immigrants — without reporters following close behind marks an unprecedented moment in the coverage of major party presidential nominees. In addition, staff at the US Embassy in Mexico advised the Trump campaign against making such a hastily arranged trip, suggesting it would be logistically difficult to organize on such short notice, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
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Newsline: US Embassy Tried to Discourage Trump’s Mexico Trip