Kirsters Baish| It looks like the leftists who have been spending their time bashing President Donald Trump for his “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to our country’s immigration laws might be shifting their focus to a new target. It’s definitely not a target that one would expect.
President-elect of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, released to the public a letter that he had personally sent to President Donald Trump earlier in the month. In the seven-page letter, Obrador spoke about how he has hopes that the United States and Mexico can work alongside one another in order to improve border security as well as discourage immigration from Mexico.
Obrador wrote in the letter, “There will be many changes. And in this new atmosphere of progress with well-being, I’m sure we can reach agreements to confront together the migration phenomenon as well as the problem of border insecurity.”
Obrador’s proposed foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, recited a copy of the president-elect’s letter while speaking at a news conference with Obrador on Sunday. He stated that the new administration is hoping to “start a new chapter in the relationship between Mexico and the United States, based on mutual respect.”
The new president will take office on December 1. He has spoken with President Trump on the phone. He has also spoken to multiple U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He is already reaching out to the United States in order to build relations between the two countries.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he and Mexico’s president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador discussed how the two countries could advance common goals on economy, trade as well as resolve border issues pic.twitter.com/rWu9TNh3vi
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Conservative Tribune reports:
Lopez Obrador indicated he was optimistic about his working relationship with Trump.
“I am encouraged by the fact that we both know how to do what we say, and we have both faced adversity with success,” Lopez Obrador wrote. “We manage to put our voters and citizens at the center and displace the establishment.”
Lopez Obrador singled out migration, economic development and security as the primary areas he would like to collaborate with Trump. He believes economic development of Mexico and other Central American countries would improve conditions in those areas and dissuade people from believing they must flee to the U.S.
“My government is willing to present to our Congress … the initiative and budgetary proposal to contribute economic resources and experiences in this joint effort,” Obrador wrote.
The soon-to-be President of Mexico is hoping to work on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement that currently stands between Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Talks started in 2017 following President Trump’s comment that NAFTA must undergo changes in order to suit the United States’ well being.
Obrador’s letter to President Trump read, “Prolonging the uncertainty could stop investment in the medium and long-term, which clearly would challenge economic growth.”
President Trump stated last week that he had “very good discussions” with the president-elect. He also stated that there may be a separate trade deal with Mexico on the horizon.
Obrador is considered by many to be a diehard liberal whose political opinions are much different from President Trump’s. However, he does have some similar views to those of President Trump. Obrador is hoping to successfully lower taxes for the private sector. He hopes that this will push job growth and encourage investment. The president-elect is also planning on cutting the amount of government employees needed. He will also create a plan to reduce salaries and perks for the government workers who do keep their jobs.
This sounds an awful lot like the things that liberals complain about President Trump doing. Interesting how much a “liberal” has in common with Trump. The way the media will paint Obrador is likely a lot different than the way they portray Trump.