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The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, expressed this Monday that he “likes” former President Donald Trump (2017-2021.)
“I like President Trump although he’s a capitalist. The truth is that we understood each other and it was good for both nations,” said López Obrador in his morning conference from the National Palace.
The media asked the Mexican president about Trump’s statements, who this weekend at a rally in Ohio recalled that in 2019 López Obrador’s government deployed more than 20,000 soldiers to stop migrants after threatening to impose tariffs.
“I’ve never seen anyone bend like that,” said Trump, who also referred to López Obrador as “one of the socialists I like.”
When asked, the Mexican president said that Trump did not go too far or disrespect him.
“No, he is like that and you have to look at the circumstances. I am not going to get into a polemic about that,” he said.
Mexico’s president reiterated that he had a “very good relationship” with former President Trump.
Even so, he promised that his government will defend Mexicans in the United States and other Latin American communities.