For Donald Trump, a day of political whiplash on immigration

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unveils his 10-point plan to crack down on illegal immigration during a campaigm event inside the Phoenix Convention Center on August 31, 2016.

President Pena Nieto, in defending his actions of proceeding to invite the USA presidential candidate, maintained that he intends to confront Trump over his views.

The President during an interview on Wednesday night said: "I am convinced that we must confront the problems, threats and risks facing Mexico".

Trump raged against what he called President Barack Obama and Clinton's "open borders" policy, accusing the Democrats of caring more about immigrants living in the USA illegally than American citizens.

After weeks of opaque public statements regarding his stance on mass deportations, Trump spelled out hard-line immigration priorities in a fiery speech here in Phoenix.

During the speech, Trump also linked an old talking point to a new one, about inner cities and communities of color, saying Democratic policies have failed them. He called Trump's speech the outline of "a coherent and workable strategy".

But later, Trump said that once a new immigration system is in place, "we will be in a position to consider the appropriate disposition of those who remain".

"They wanted to invite Hillary (Clinton), but that meant inviting both of them and nobody thought Trump would accept first", said Hope.

It was a two-pronged strategy: fly to Mexico for a statesmanlike appearance on the global stage, standing shoulder to shoulder with President Enrique Peña Nieto - who was only recently denouncing Mr. Trump as Hitler-like for calling Mexicans rapists and criminals - and then deliver a rousing campaign speech to fervent supporters in Arizona.

Jason Miller, Trump's senior communications adviser, called the meeting "the first part of the discussion and a relationship builder" between the two men.

Surprise! Donald Trump's self-declared "softening" on immigration is gone, replaced by a recommitment to a hardline policy that could best be described as mass deportation. There was intrigue about what exactly was said in his closed door meeting with the Mexican president.

"Our message to the world will be this: You can not obtain legal status or become a citizen of the United States by illegally entering our country", Trump said, according to Reuters.

Within hours, Trump wiped it all away.

"I am so sorry but I believe Mr. Trump lost the election tonight", wrote Pena, who is a pastor at Waco's Christ the King Church.

Trump told the rowdy Arizona crowd that he respects the Mexican president. "We agreed on the importance of ending the illegal flow of drugs, cash, guns and people across our border and to put the cartels out of business", he said.

"Mexico will pay for the wall, 100 percent", the NY businessman said. They know who these people are. He piled on in the months to come, attacked the country over trade, illegal immigration and border security.

He said that police and other law enforcement officers know who these people are and are prevented from arresting them.

On what might have been one of the most important days of his presidential campaign, Trump appeared to be recommitting his electoral fate in November to the white conservative base voters who swept him to victory in the GOP primary rather than seeking to broaden his base to a wider coalition of Americans.

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