Donald Trump usually likes to make an entrance with great fanfare. Not so on Wednesday when Trump, accompanied by a small entourage, flew to Mexico City for a historic, high-stakes meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The Trump campaign originally aimed to get the GOP nominee into the country “under the radar,” before news of the meeting broke to the press, sources involved with the planning told LifeZette.
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Security concerns voiced by Mexican officials and U.S. Secret Service further impacted the decision to leave behind Trump’s signature Boeing 757 emblazoned with “TRUMP” in huge gold letters.
Instead Trump, joined by senior staff, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, opted for a smaller, unmarked commercial jet for the quick trip to the Mexican capital.
The presence of serious security concerns should come as no shock. High-profile meetings between world leaders are often planned months in advance to account for every conceivable variable.
Trump also made the trip without the campaign’s traveling press corps.