president of mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorFormer President of the United States (2017-2021) responded on Tuesday that “the U.S.-Mexico border cannot be closed” Donald Trump He pledged to do so after winning the Iowa caucuses.
“This is part of the American campaign, where a lot of things are said, trying to win votes, but the negotiations can’t end. border between mexico and USAthe borders cannot be closed because economic and social integration is crucial,” López Obrador said at a daily meeting.
Mexico’s president reacted to Trump’s victory, which took more than 50% of the vote. Iowa caucusesIn his victory speech, he warned that one of his administration’s first actions would be to close the border with Mexico.
“We will seal our borders. We are invaded, millions of people are invading our country,” he said.
Although there are more and more comments anti-immigration and anti-Mexico Trump, Lopez Obrador He claimed he had no problems with him and, according to him, their only disagreement was in mid-2019 when Trump demanded an end to sanctions on Mexico over the tariffs he imposed. undocumented immigrants.
“There’s really nothing wrong with President Trump; border management Enact or attempt to unilaterally enact tariffs and taxes on Mexican goods entering the United States,” he noted.
The President assured: “Good neighborliness is crucial“Imagine one day closing the border and that would mean losses for U.S. and Mexican companies. “
As López Obrador has acknowledged, pressure has increased since a historic wave of irregular migration in December, with an average of more than 10,000 people arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border every day.
But the Mexican president attributed it to President electionthis year will be held simultaneously in the United States and Mexico.
“It’s all about the campaign, there was an election yesterday, the parties are holding elections, at least I saw the results of the election within the Republican Party, President Trump is in the lead, he’s beating (Ron) DeSantis, they also have counter-attacks immigration rhetoric because they think that’s how they’ll get votes,” he argued.