“Well, I have no opinion because it is a topic that has not been discussed – it is not on our agenda,” said López Obrador.
The President was severely criticized at home and among Mexican Americans after his trip to Washington, where he focused on the laser on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal and appeared to be doing everything he could. possible to hire Trump’s treatment of Mexicans in the United States.
López Obrador said Monday he has a cordial relationship with Trump to avoid confrontation with the U.S. government.
“I want to maintain a friendly relationship with the United States government because I think it’s convenient for Mexicans. My opponents wanted something else – they wanted a fight and they weren’t. We must have a cooperative and friendly relationship with the United States. government, “said López Obrador.
Before taking office in December 2018, López Obrador had been one of the harshest critics of Trump in Mexico, having even written a book called “Listen, Trump” during the election campaign.
“The wall and the demagoguery of patriotism do not measure up to the dignity and humanity of the American people,” writes López Obrador in the book.
But this criticism has diminished, especially since the coronavirus recession has ravaged the economy of Mexico.
López Obrador hailed his visit to Washington as a triumph because Trump “spoke of 36 million Mexicans in the United States”.
López Obrador later admitted that he did not support the wall, but refused to discuss his opposition and instead accused the Republicans and Democrats of building it.
“I will not face [Trump] on this issue that we don’t even want to mention. I only remember that every American government insisted on this issue, whether it was one party or the other, “said López Obrador. “And we do not agree with this question – we do not deal with it, we are grateful that it was not ‘not addressed, this question or others, and that the visit was focused on the free trade agreement that is important to us. ”