President Trump just scored a big win over Mexico’s President on the Border Wall
President Trump was elected to build the wall on our southern border.
Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said he would “resist” Trump every step of the way.
But the Mexican President just made a statement that was a big win for Trump supporters.
Mexican President Obrador can’t take it anymore.
He spent months attacking President Trump’s border wall proposal.
But he’s finally thrown in the towel.
Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he does not want to fight with US President Donald Trump on immigration.
Trump’s hardline approach on the subject has ramped up tensions and riled Mexicans, who he previously claimed would pay for the construction of a wall between the two countries.
But the leftist Lopez Obrador told reporters in the border state of Sonora on Saturday that angry exchanges were not the answer.
“We are not going to fight with the US government, we are not going to fight with President Donald Trump,” he said.
“The migration problem is not resolved by building walls or by use of force, but it’s a diplomatic job of respect,” added Lopez Obrador, who takes office on December 1.
When former Mexican President Vicente Fox complained about President Trump’s border wall, Trump famously said: “The wall just got 10 feet higher.”
Trump has already secured over $1.5 billion of funding for the wall and construction has even begun in the state of Texas.
President Obrador finally realized he was fighting a losing battle.