[Rushtalk] Mexicans want their president to cancel Washington visit after Trump touts his wall - The Washington Post
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Tue Feb 14 11:35:15 MST 2017
/*He did, Carl.......last month!*/
On 2/14/2017 12:57 PM, Carl Spitzer wrote:
> WorldViews <http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/>
> *Mexicans want their president to cancel Washington visit after
> Trump touts his wall*
> By Joshua Partlow
> <https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/joshua-partlow/> January 25 at
> 2:22 PM
> People protest President Trump in Mexico City during the U.S.
> Inauguration Day. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Gett y Images MEXICO CITY — As
> Mexico's foreign minister was flying toward Washington on Tuesday for
> his first visit with the new administration, news broke that President
> Trump, the very next day, planned to order construction of a giant
> wall across the U.S.-Mexican border.
> The outrage in Mexico was swift and emphatic. Trump's wall project has
> been widely condemned here since he announced his intentions during
> his campaign. But many saw the timing of Trump's presidential action
> as an added insult — with top Mexican officials in town and President
> Enrique Peña Nieto scheduled to visit next week.
> Former officials and top Mexican politicians across the political
> spectrum demanded that Peña Nieto cancel his visit with Trump after
> what many considered a slap in the face. The Mexican news media was
> reporting Wednesday afternoon that Peña Nieto would indeed cancel, but
> spokesmen for the president's office and the Foreign Ministry would
> not immediately confirm that.
> /[Trump signs orders to start border wall with Mexico, ramp up
> immigration enforcement
> “The welcome that the Mexican government envoys are receiving is
> slamming the door on their noses,” Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, a former
> presidential candidate, said in a statement. “It seems to me that the
> least that could be done in these conditions is to not attend, to
> cancel the visit to the United States as a matter of dignity for Mexico.”
> Former foreign minister Jorge Castañeda said in an interview that if
> Peña Nieto doesn't cancel the meeting, “he runs a risk of having a new
> slap in the face, or being under such enormous pressure from public
> opinion in Mexico to stand up to Trump after today's insults that he's
> going to have to be unpleasant, and he's going to have to be macho,
> and he's going to have to be strident.”
> “And first of all, he doesn't know how to do any of that. He's just
> not very good at it.” Castañeda added. “And second of all, that's not
> conducive to a productive visit.”
> /[Mexican president says firm negotiations with Trump can protect
> Also, without the new U.S. State Department structure in place,
> Castañeda said, Peña Nieto would have been “doing it without a net. It
> was precipitated. It was premature.”
> Margarita Zavala, a likely presidential candidate and the wife of
> former president Felipe Calderón, wrote on Twitter that Trump's
> announcement was an “offense to Mexico.”
> El anuncio del muro de @realDonaldTrump
> <https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump> previo a la visita de @EPN
> <https://twitter.com/EPN> es una ofensa a México. Se debe
> reconsiderar la visita. #NOALMURO
> — Margarita Zavala (@Mzavalagc) January 25, 2017
> Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who was recently appointed in
> part because of his relationship with Trump's team and his skills as a
> negotiator, was still in Washington on Wednesday, Mexican officials
> said. But it was unclear whether he planned to stay.
> “Given the announcement about the wall, the visit of [Videgaray] today
> only makes sense as a way to announce that there will be no meeting”
> between Peña Nieto and Trump on Jan. 31, Roberto Gil Zuarth, a Mexican
> senator from the National Action Party, wrote on Twitter.
> Another senator from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution
> described Trump's announcement as an “act of hostility and enmity” and
> said that Peña Nieto should call off his trip.
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