Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE called for the end to the "humanitarian disaster" of illegal immigration as he sought to strike a statesmanlike tone during his visit to Mexico on Wednesday.
Standing alongside Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, the GOP presidential nominee read from a prepared statement touting the "shared objective" of ending illegal immigration.
"This is a humanitarian disaster — the dangerous treks, the abuse by gangs and cartels and the extreme physical dangers — and it must be solved," Trump said. "It must be solved quickly.
Trump late Tuesday night announced the surprise trip to the country he has spent the vast majority of his campaign hammering.
He started his campaign by saying most Mexicans crossing illegally into the U.S. are "rapists" and other criminals, and he has repeatedly cast illegal immigration as a threat to the country.