Amlo unharmed after Trump meeting, but seizes cameo role in US election | News from the world


isIt was a high-level meeting for a man making his first trip abroad as President of Mexico: a visit to the White House to meet a man who made the revolt of the Mexicans a central pillar of his rhetoric.After Wednesday’s meeting, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador praised Donald Trump in Spanish for “respecting” Mexico and “not treating us like a colony.”

The comments made some people cringe. Critics say López Obrador, popularly known as Amlo, has obediently accepted US requests to step up migration law enforcement, and has accepted Trump’s policy of sending asylum seekers to waiting for their hearings in Mexico.


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