An existing section of wall on the U.S. border. An existing section of wall on the U.S. border.

Don’t meet Trump, Peña Nieto urged

US president's signing of order to build border wall sparks an outcry

United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order today authorizing the construction of a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border, a move that is not sitting well with Mexican politicians.

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Trump fulfills one of his main election campaign promises with the order, which also includes measures to combat illegal immigration and deport illegal immigrants who break other laws.

The president advised last night via Twitter that he would sign the order today, triggering an angry response from Mexican politicians, many of whom are now calling on President Enrique Peña Nieto to cancel a meeting with Trump scheduled for next Tuesday.

Democratic Revolution Party Senator Armando Ríos Piter called Trump’s order “hostile” and “an act of enmity” in a tweet last night and said Peña Nieto should cancel his meeting.

The National Action Party’s Margareta Zavala, a 2018 presidential hopeful, said signing the order ahead of Trump’s visit was “an offense to Mexico.”

A former foreign affairs secretary also found it offensive that the announcement came while two senior Mexican officials are meeting in Washington today.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal are discussing trade, immigration and other issues with senior members of the Trump administration, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, senior adviser Jared Kushner and national security advisor Michael Flynn.

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“This is an insult to those Mexican officials, to the president of Mexico and to all Mexicans,” said Jorge Castaneda in a television interview. “It’s a way of making them negotiate under threat, under insults, and it should lead President Peña Nieto to cancel his trip next week.”

In another interview, Castaneda, who served as secretary under Vicente Fox of the National Action Party, said “Peña is a weak president in a weak country at a weak moment, but he has to find a way to get some official backbone.”

The head of analysis at a consulting firm told The Wall Street Journal that the president should not go to Washington. If he goes without anything tangible, said Alejandro Schtulmann of Empra, “it will be seen in Mexico as an act of submission.”

In an interview earlier today with ABC News Trump repeated his claim that Mexico would pay for the wall, reimbursing it 100%. “Ultimately, it will come out of what’s happening with Mexico . . . and will be in a form reimbursed by Mexico, which I’ve always said.”

Construction will begin within months but planning is starting immediately.

“What I’m doing is good for the United States,” Trump said. “It’s also going to be good for Mexico. We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico.”

Trump’s press secretary said following the signing of the orders that existing Department of Homeland Security funding would get construction of the wall started, after which congressional appropriations would take over.

The Guardian newspaper reported today that a construction consultant has estimated that building the wall would cost US $31 billion and require 40,000 people for more than five years.

Richard Steer of Gleeds Worldwide said most of the work force would probably come from the Mexican side of the border due in part to lower wages. “There would be a certain irony” in that, he said.

At least one Mexican is taking the whole issue with a grain of salt in the belief that creativity, or ingenuity, would render the wall useless anyway, the New York Times reported.

“This is just politics, it won’t upend life in Mexico,” said Ariel Najum, 39, who runs a family business. “You know how Mexicans are: if they go high, we go underneath, with tunnels.”

Source: Milenio (sp), ABC News (en), Fox News (en), The Wall Street Journal (sp), The Guardian (en), New York Times (en)

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  • Jose Yates

    Mexico is one of the most violent and corrupt countries on earth in all of human history. That’s what I think is insulting to hard working Mexicans and their neighbors.

    • Not remotely true…Mexico and the US have identical crime rates and more than a handful of Latin American countries have higher homicide rates.

    • WHATCHU Talkin’boutWillis

      What about Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Iran and Russia pal?

      Are you sure Mexico is as bad as you say?

  • Alistair Carlyle

    Mexiçans try having some pride and staying in your own country rather than fleeing to the us and begging for handouts.

    • smarterboy14

      I’m 54 years old, I’ve lived in Los Angeles my entire life, and no Mexican person has ever asked me for a handout. The only people who do that are white people. Don’t make shamefully racist statements about a group of people you don’t know and tell them to have pride, you look like a typical American assh*le —

      • ruser

        ditto, sfv for me additionally.

        • smarterboy14

          Encino.

          • ruser

            lake balboa

      • Alistair Carlyle

        Guess what if they had pride they would stay in Mexico and work to make it a strong prosperous country instead of abandoning it and stealing from the American taxpayer

        • smarterboy14

          An easy ride, is that what you think? Actually it’s quiet the opposite, I don’t think there’s anything easy about their life here. As far as stealing from the American taxpayer you’re wrong again! Mexican immigrants CONTRIBUTE to our economy and are a benefit to the American taxpayer. Stop thinking with your hate and get more informed, and with real facts, not trump “alternative facts.”

          http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/20/news/economy/immigration-myths/

        • rumandritalin

          You and this stealing from the American taxpayer bs. Newsflash, it’s not immigrants stealing from the American taxpayer.

    • If you’re an undocumented immigrant in the US, you cannot get handouts. In fact, they would be paying taxes still, just no benefits.

      • Alistair Carlyle

        They forge documents Einstein, they have welfare, Medicaid and many other govt benefits, not to mention free education, police, fire, and emergency care. We’re also footing the bill for millions of illegals in federal prison.

        • rumandritalin

          If by “footing the bill” you mean “greatly profiting” from the prison industrial complex, then sure.

          • Alistair Carlyle

            Individual corporations profit, hence the republican intransigence on the issue. The American taxpayer loses big league.

          • rumandritalin

            American taxpayers lose big league on a number of fronts. And you are right in that republican (and democrats too) misguided interests are largely to blame for the waste and misuse of resources.

            But, and let me first state I’m against illegal immigration. I don’t think an undocumented alien calling 911 if their house is on fire is costing anybody an extra cent.

            As for the “millions” of them in prisons…. It’s just not true:

            http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/aug/25/lamar-smith/mostly-false-lamar-smith-claim-one-third-federal-i/

          • rumandritalin

            Idk why my other comment didn’t post but I’ll summarize as… the American taxpayer loses big league on many fronts. You’re correct the GOP’s misguided interests (and dems as well) are largely to blame for the misuse and waste. But it’s not immigrants it’s going to, at least not to the degree you’re making it sound. There are no “millions” of illegal immigrants in prisons.

          • rumandritalin
        • smarterboy14

          Actually poor white Americans are by far the greatest abusers of the system. If you’re really concerned with eliminating fraud, maybe you should start there.

        • There’s no evidence to support your claim. The evidence points to illegal immigrants putting much more money into the system then they take out. Policing and most other emergency services would cost about the same with or without the immigrants except for the very few places, if they exist at all, where illegal immigrants are a significant amount of the total population.

          Illegal immigrants from Mexico get deported to Mexico, not jailed. And there are 2.2 million prisoners in total in the US – ever if ALL of them have been jailed for illegal immigration/illegal immigrants, that’s still not “millions of illegals in federal prison”.

          Any more “alternative facts” for me to debunk?

          Speaking of illegal immigrants from Mexico, isn’t it interesting how many of them are living in once Mexican territories and have ancestors native to those states but kicked out by people of European ancestry?

          • Alistair Carlyle

            You need to count the anchor babies too pal. And consider the opportunity cost – do we want our country made up of huge numbers of unskilled uneducated Latinos with an average iq of 91 and a foreign culture, or do we want to reserve land, resources, and jobs for native born white Americans, you know the people who built this country?
            And no, Mexican Indians are not native to the southwest – that was apache and Navajo territory and they have reservations already. And beyond that, they lost. They should be thankful we didn’t conquer all of Mexico and enslave them.

          • RickDrake

            Any one who reads briebart is pretty much a fascist bigoted misogynistic non-critically thinking knuckle dragging moron, which you prove with every post.

          • That’s irrelevant – as long as more taxes are going into the system than it’s taken out of, Mexican illegal immigration as a whole is a plus to the US economically, at least the the government.

            I’m not sure why native-born white Americans are “people who built the country”. Either they did, or they did not. Nothing to do with skin colour. Unless you think your ancestors’ achievements are your personal achievements.

          • Alistair Carlyle

            illegals pay 11 billion in taxes and cost the government 113 billion a year. You do the math Copernicus. It works out to more than 1000$ a year in taxes for every native born household. They are leeches.

            Guess what, our forefathers didn’t toil in fields and factories, and spill their blood on foreign battlefields so that their descendants could be robbed blind and bred out of existence by hordes of third world mongrels.

        • RickDrake

          Difficult to believe that anyone is as ignorant as you, but here you are, living proof that hypocrites are alive and well in America.

      • 101st

        An undocumented mother with 3-4 children will get aid…..kids with their moms were obama’s REFUGEE favorite.

    • Mela Pelaez

      fuck you asshole….

      • Daniel Bonacum

        Hey,.. is it raining out? Your back looks wet

        • Mela Pelaez

          es sudor……es que me estaba cogiendo a tu madre….

          • Daniel Bonacum

            You should show more respect and not speak of mothers,.. if I could have run faster than that pack of dogs, I could have been your father. 🙂

          • Mela Pelaez

            that is because you run in 4 feet

          • Daniel Bonacum

            It’s because your mother prefers dog dick and fleas.

          • Mela Pelaez

            ok daddy

          • Daniel Bonacum

            Please, like you have a clue who your “daddy” is,..

          • Mela Pelaez

            preguntale lo mismo a tus hijos….

        • smarterboy14

          Thanks for proving our point. There are 2 kinds of Americans, thoughtful one’s who aren’t afraid of accurate information and who generally try to be decent human beings, and then there are people like Daniel who the small minded racist f*cks that give us all a bad rap.

        • GM

          Pedophile alert…..

    • WHATCHU Talkin’boutWillis

      Do your PAID Russian trolling elsewhere, OK Geek REB boy? You’re deplorably stupid…

    • Charles Edward Brown

      Agreed.

    • RickDrake

      Begging for handouts? You couldn’t do one hour of work that a Mexican does everyday! Face it , you’re a little pansy boy!

  • Güerito

    “Illegal immigration into the United States is a complicated and explosive topic that should be off-limits to any Mexican leader, past or current.

    Why? Because if the presidents of Mexico had the integrity and courage to tackle corruption, modernize government, create jobs, improve their economy, and reform their legal system, there is a good chance that fewer of their countrymen would leave their families, abandon their communities and risk their lives to cross the border into the United States.”

    http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/ruben-navarrette-mexico-should-focus-on-cleaning-up-its-own/article_426359fa-2f53-5fb4-a77e-380d5a92a300.html

    • 101st

      I don’t disagree with your comment, Guerito, but Mexicans make up a small portion of the illegals that have crossed the border in the past few years. Most of the current invaders have crossed Mexico’s southern border to get to the US border, and are from various countries whose populace has taken advantage of obama’s most inviting magic word….”REFUGEE”.

      • Güerito

        They make up about half of all those crossing the southern border illegally.

        See my comments here: https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/further-cooling-in-mexico-us-relations/

        • KR

          Perhaps Güerito, but THAT rather ‘emotional plea’ certainly does NOT justify ‘aliens’ from entering the U.S. or any other country ILLEGALLY!! In such regard, we here IN Mexico have some of the most stringent immigration policies ‘on the planet’….. which perhaps America is now beginning to emulate!! The only difference I see, is that OUR southern border with Guatemala is ripe-n-wrought with corruption. Albeit a Very Well-Known Corruption where OUR immigration
          officials willfully breach such stringent immigration LAW for often the mere ‘price of a taco’…… Comprende carnal?

  • Jose Andazola

    I think its time for Mexico to seek aid from china in exchange for a few Airforce bases, or maybe some Chinese naval bases.

    • Daniel Bonacum

      Good idea,… Mexico could use some new burning rubble pile to replace their old rubble.

      • smarterboy14

        So much hate, Daniel. What did the Mexican people ever do to you, besides existing?

        And you honestly profess to be a christian? That really takes some moral gymnastics, doesn’t it?

        • Daniel Bonacum

          I’m a Christian?! Really? When did that happen? LOL
          You’re clearly a moron.
          If Jose the wetback wants a war, he’ll get a war. Don’t threaten me or my country

          • smarterboy14

            Did I threaten you? What did I say to you that you construed as a threat?

  • smarterboy14

    Dear people of Mexico, our current president is not a reflection of who we are, nor are the ugly comments to this article you’ve read below. We’re still a country that values decency and respect, and celebrates diversity of all kinds, despite what you are surely seeing. After all America is the ultimate melting pot, but as you’ve seen it’s very easy for people to forget that they too were once immigrants. It’s a situation that saddens and alarms a great many people here. I encourage you to push back against the man, who the majority of us did not vote for. I encourage your President Pena Nieto to NOT meet with him, and to reiterate in the strongest terms that he has no intention of paying for this ridiculous man’s wall, which is nothing but a stroke of his bloated ego. Perhaps, if he’s confronted with truth that this multibillion dollar wall amounts to nothing but a tax on the American people he may be forced to relent. A majority of people here hate him, more than any previous president, and a majority of people here don’t consider him to be a legitimate president. Most of us look forward to the day when trump just an ugly stain in our history books, which hopefully won’t be long.

    Good luck to us all!

    • Alistair Carlyle

      Wrong stupid boy. Multicultural America is a MYTH. America was over 80% white from 1790-1990. The only significant minority for most of that period consisted of slaves and their descendants. Hispanics remained less that 1% of the us population until 1920 and less than 5% until 1980. America is a WHITE country, founded by and built by whites. Mexicans, please stay in your beloved México. You are not wanted by patriotic honest Americans.

      • Dave Warren

        Alistair…you are one sick SOB.

      • Legacy

        Alistair,
        You are not a good person:(

      • GM

        You sure are stupid and ignorant, what is your source to say that America was 80% white?
        1790 is only a little more than 200 years ago and it sure doesn’t reflect the population that has existed before that, This is clearly about hate on your end and that is what is satisfying for me because one way or another, Latinos or any other ethnicity are not going away and you’re going to have to deal with it for the rest of your “White” life.

        • Alistair Carlyle

          The area that comprises the us was sparsely populated before Columbus, most natives lived in South America and Mexico. 90% of the native Americans were killed by disease. And guess what they have big beautiful reservations now, nothing to complain about.

          Latino Indians on the other hand have no claim whatsoever on us land. Go back to Mexico and leave us in peace.

          • smarterboy14

            Mexico is our 2nd biggest trade partner and the foreign country Americans visit more than any other in the world, but ALISTAIR CARLYLE WANTS YOU TO “LEAVE US IN PEACE,” okay, Mexico?! You heard the man!

            Smart, Al. You should be Dump’s Secretary of State?

          • GM

            Well sure, that’s what they teach you in school and let me guess
            The Pilgrims and the Natives sat on a table and shared a meal together in peace right??
            C’mon man think outside that Redneck bubble you live in, Lots of things you have been told are lies and Latinos and other ethnicities are not going anywhere so either deal with it or go hide in your barn.

      • Mela Pelaez

        fuck you

      • smarterboy14

        I hate to break it to you bigotboy, but whites are less than 50% of the population. Second, I said we are a nation of “immigrants.” Do you know what an immigrant is? Do you know that caucasians can be immigrants too? Do you know anything? And I wish people like you would stop using the word “patriot” to describe “despicable racist asshole.” That’s not patriotism, it’s really jingoism. Try looking some of these things up, I don’t think your southern education did you any favors —

        • Alistair Carlyle

          A nation of white settlers and immigrants. Minorities had virtually no part in building America, aside from the slave labor of negroes, which although useful was not notably moreso than that of the great plow horses and oxen that tilled American fields.
          Patriotism means defending your heritage and culture. Giving away the nation’s patrimony, paid with the blood of our forefathers, does not qualify.

          • RickDrake

            I guess you forgot the Chinese building America’s railroads, but then, you seem to have no critical thinking or any sense of history anyway.

      • eric pone

        Folks meet a typical Trump voter.

    • Jose Yates

      Why would Mexicans listen to a loser like you? A few months ago you were boasting Trump would never be president and looking forward to a cushy job with Clinton. Now you are an out of luck loser who doesn’t know what’s going on in your own country. Your a failure and loser who can’t get along with your own neighbors and fellow Americans yet want to foist your bad advice on the Mexican people. Mexico has been a third rate country for hundreds of years. If they choose to remain a third world crap hole that’s their business not ours. Our business is to Make America Great Again. You can lead follow or get out of the way. Giving Mexican bad advice is a waste of time.

      • smarterboy14

        You really like the word loser! You get that from you president. Yeah, I was dead wrong, so were a lot of people. But in truth we’re all losers because we have the most incompetent, petulant, angry little mean girl bitch as our president, so yes, times are tough. I think you answered your own question there. “Mexico has been a third rate country for hundreds of years. If they choose to remain a third world crap hole that’s their business not ours.” This is exactly why I want to encourage the Mexican people. Too many ugly, demeaning, bigoted American voices like yours out there. I really want the Mexican people to know that most of us are nothing like you.

        And the whole thing about “our business is to make America great again…” when I see you doing it, I’ll be happy to join in. But the destruction of health care, the environment, trust in our election process, pissing taxpayer money on Dump’s wall/c*ck extension, his attack on press access and freedoms, and his overall vilification of anyone that criticizes him (and for a guy who has lied for 5 straight days since taking office, he’s got a lot to be criticized for), and the mind-numbingly stupid move to order an investigation in to voter fraud when he and everyone else knows it’s total bulls*t, is not making America great. It’s making America deplorable as Dump and all his supporters. So yes, it is my job to make it great again, and that means to never stop fighting simple minds like you who are so willing to accept anything they are told to believe. Thanks for checking in, Jose, and if I’m wasting your time your are more than free to never respond to me again, that would be okay with me!

        • Jose Yates

          If you weren’t so blinded with hate and condescension you would understand that it’s not important for Mexicans to know we think well of them. What Mexicans need is for other RICH mexicans to think well of them. If the ruling class Mexicans would care for their own people the United States wouldn’t have these problems. Notice we need no wall between us and Canada. Canada is not a Latin American country, Mexico is. It’s time Mexicans and all Latinos take back their own country and build a dignified nation to raise their own children. There’s not even sewage treatment plants in Mexico or any Latin American country. They dump raw sewage into the nearest body of water while I wrestle with five color coded bins of recycled trash that has to be hauled to the curb 3 different days of the week. Go look at Google Earth and try and find sewage treatment plants in any Latin American country. They don’t exist except for a very few. Hundreds of millions of Latinos poop and pee all over themselves. Few places in Latin America even try to deliver clean healthy drinking water to homes. They can’t because it’s all containimated by raw sewage. And here we have losers like you demanding more and more cheap coolie labor to provide landscapers and tomoato pickers. Wake up you loser and march for dignity, not coolie labor. I’m sick and tired of proving sanctuary to rapists and murders and drug dealers just so you can eat a cheap salad.

          • You boys settle down now.

          • smarterboy14

            Jose, I think the problem is that you’re just a dick. You send these rambling messages where you shame people for struggling, and for not having the lifestyle that you have, as if that justifies your racist hatred toward them? You’re obviously so pleased that you can now freely call Mexican people “rapists and murderers” because your assh*le president gave you permission to be an awful person, and then you try to somehow blame me for wanting a “cheap salad?” No, you’re just not a good guy. You don’t have even the most basic respect for people, but that’s your right because it’s a free country. My original message was to Mexican people, apologizing for Americans just like you, and telling them that there are still some decent people here. I stick by my original message, and it’s still a free country until trump can shut down everyone that is critical of him, and that’s my right.

          • 101st

            Smartypants14….Jose is telling it exactly like it is here in Mexico.

          • 101st

            Very well said, Jose!!!!

    • Warren Lauzon

      Agree. Despite Trump and some of his asshole snowflake followers, not all of us are that way. Boycott Trump.

      • Warren, I think you’re more than a little confused on the current use of snowflake.

        • RickDrake

          We should use smarmy for people like you!

    • Ja Paul

      You are creepy.

      • smarterboy14

        Right? I hate it when Americans parade their bigotry around and want Mexico to know there are still a few decent people left here… SO creepy!!!

        • Ja Paul

          Well, Trump certainly ain’t one of them. Mr. Friday The 13th!

    • Jimney123

      Speak for yourself lesssmarterboy14, TRUMP IS THE MAN!

    • Still smarting from Hillary’s loss, eh?

      • smarterboy14

        well, yes, our president’s a clown. he’s toddler with a loaded gun. You aren’t feeling buyers remorse yet?

  • Daniel Bonacum

    BOYCOTT TACO BELL!

    • Mela Pelaez

      pendejo..taco bell es de KFC…….

  • WHATCHU Talkin’boutWillis

    I’m still waiting for ‘Taco Trucks on every corner’ to happen. The food will be worth the wait.

  • Argus Hamilton

    The Mexican people should not let this man make you lose your dignity and your strength. Most Americans know that if Mexico won’t pay for the wall, it will NOT be built. Your President SHOULD NOT VISIT TRUMP. He needs to stand strong against that bully and not embarrass the Mexican people by looking weak. Do us a favor and STAY STRONG MEXICO!!!!!

    • Daniel Bonacum

      Mexico is going to pay for the wall. It’s not their choice. A 10% or 15% fee on the $25 billion remittance going into Mexico will pay for the wall.
      They don’t have a say in it.

      • rumandritalin

        Good luck with that.

        • Daniel Bonacum

          It’s worked with Cuba, and there have been other nations as well. No luck required.

      • Someblah

        That’s stealing private money. US laws disallow selective taxation on a certain community. This would be knocked out in a jiffy by the US Supreme Court!

        Btw, I agree with a wall, if it helps stop illegal immigration. I don’t understand why everyone is still continuing with the election rhetoric.

        • Warren Lauzon

          The wall is a joke. Just talk to people around Nogales, where they see people coming over the wall every day.

          • Someblah

            It would need a very stupid person to go “over” the wall when there are gaping holes, areas where the wall doesn’t exist. In fact, current wall runs for a few miles. There are numerous documentaries about this on youtube.

        • Daniel Bonacum

          Really? Remittance to Cuba has been taxed for decades. You have no clue what you’re talking about.

          • Someblah

            Please Google. It’s not the US that taxes remittances to Cuba but it’s their own government. Remittances sent from the US to Cuba can only be paid to recipients in Cuban Convertible pesos (CUC) or Chavitos with a tax of 20 percent for conversion of US$ to CUCs imposed by Cuban financial institutions. US infact, has opposed this taxation all along.

      • smarterboy14

        And when trump’s trade war begins with our two biggest trading partners, China and Mexico, we’ll be drowning in another recession. Great plan!

      • Warren Lauzon

        Do you realize just HOW freaking stupid that sounds? What are you going to do – open up every single piece of mail going to Mexico to check for money? You make it sound so simple, but you don’t have a freaking clue as to how you would actually manage to tax that money.

    • Argus Hamilton

      I’m not replying to the troll directly, but to others who may be reading. It is technically impossible to limit fees of Remittance to Mexico because there are multitude ways to get money into Mexico. It’s called the US Mail. Also, if they want to electronically send money, there is no direct way to limit remittance to Mexico simply by a physical presence because many of the companies, including U.S. Banks, aren’t subject to location-driven remittance. Please realize that many of the trolls simply regurgitate talking points they’ve heard without and are baseless or impossible to implement. If it was true, there would be a depletion of remittance to countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, etc. The US Gov’t cannot restrict global economy through this way and an executive order could not accomplish this in any way. All bluster and nonsense. It’s unfortunate that trolls continue to fight against something that has already happened. I suppose many need a hobby.

      • Warren Lauzon

        I don’t think those people claiming that remittances will be taxed have any idea about how easy it is to move money around. Hell, you can even send money to North Korea from South Korea, going via Vietnam and China. Or just buy a freaking drone and drop packages. I could put money in a Canadian bank and do wire transfers to Mexico. Over the 0ast two years nearly $2 trillion has left China illegally – and they are a lot more harsh than the US is.

  • Güerito

    Update:

    MEXICO CITY (AP) Jan 25, 6:09 PM EST

    Mexico’s president is “considering” canceling next week’s visit to Washington following President Donald Trump’s order to begin construction of a wall between the two countries, a senior official said Wednesday.

    The decision to rethink the visit comes amid growing outrage in Mexico, and a sense among many that President Enrique Pena Nieto has been too weak in the face of Trump’s tough policy stance.

    The official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press the administration “is considering” scrapping the Jan. 31 visit. “That’s what I can tell you.”

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_MEXICO_TRUMP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-01-25-18-09-28

  • GodBlessTheUSA

    Why on earth is Mexico bitching about America building a wall?

    • Mela Pelaez

      we are all americans……you are just pinches gringos motherfuckers

    • smarterboy14

      Um, because our president keeps telling gullible Americans that they’re going to pay for it.

  • snorlax1234

    To the Mexican people: we are sorry that T^*&( is our current ‘President’! MOST of the country didn’t vote for him. Unlike the last time….please do NOT legitimize Trump. Your President must cancel this meeting. Trump likes to humiliate those who are weaker than him, you must not give him what he wants. Mexico does have other options in trade and those have to be explored. Please hang in there, stay strong, while we do our best to make sure Trump won’t serve more than one term. I work around a lot of Mexicans here in the New York area, and understandably, many people are afraid and angry. They don’t deserve this.

    Oh, and if anyone can translate this into Spanish, thank you very much.

    • Alistair Carlyle

      All trump is doing is enforcing our laws. If Mexicans had any pride, they would join with trump to build and police the wall. After all, every Mexican who illegally enters the us is betraying his homeland and abandoning his people and is no more than a traitor and a thief.

      • smarterboy14

        Alistair, why would a group of people who were called rapists and murderers by our d*ckhead of a president help us build a multi-billion dollar wall so that racist f*cks like you won’t have look at them? You think that’s pride? Mexicans have pride, and dignity, and self-respect, and what they should really do is blow every section of that wall up as soon as it’s built. They should tell Dump that if likes building walls so much they’re going to make sure he gets to keep doing it, over and over, for the rest of his presidency. That’s pride! I think you were confusing the meaning with your own pride, which has the other connotation; thinking too highly of yourself!

    • American Citizen

      In Spanish: Basically what he is trying to say is that anybody that works with him in New York right now, will probably not be working with him within a year from now due to deportation. He is just afraid to tell you that himself, that’s all. It’s a weakness that people have that did not vote for Trump. Sorry about that. But you can always use (Google Translate) if you would like to read this in Spanish since you refuse to learn English. Just trying to be helpful without beating around the bush, it’s a Trump thing you wouldn’t understand. Have a great day, and enjoy the next 8 years. (Sorry not meant towards liberals / democrats / snowflakes).

  • Legacy

    I truly feel sorry for the Mexican people for having this feeble man as their leader during these challenging times. What I would lik to know is who is leading the anti trump movement in Mexico?

    • Güerito

      His name is Glen Olives Thompson, he’s an editorial writer here at MND. LOL

    • Güerito

      But seriously, it’s pretty much everyone. It spans the political spectrum, and is found in all four major parties. You would think it would be the nationalist leftists who are the strongest Trump critics, but that’s not really true.

      Among Mexican intellectuals, I think center-right Enrique Krauze has been the most consistent, extremely harsh, critic of Trump. He early on called Trump a fascist and hasn’t changed his opinion.

      • Legacy

        Guerito,
        Great observation. It is a bizarre world we live in. From Brexit to this buffoon far rightwing groups have hijacked the left ‘s core issue including income inequality, universal income and affordable health schemes. I even heard a progressive radio host complaining about how he is getting backslash from some leftist groups on the issue of Russian involvement.

        I thought v.Fox showed some spine during the elections and then he disappeared. What do you think of him? I can’t tell you how much I dislike this man (Pena Neto) , who has letdown the Mexican people.

        • Güerito

          Former President Fox last year signed a lucrative deal with Milenio television to make occasional commentary. I guess Fox ran out of the money he received for releasing El Chapo back in 2001.

          In general, he’s a very unpopular figure in Mexico.

          Fox was/is essentially saying the same thing many other politicians and commentators have been saying, but he’s extremely inarticulate and has a tendency to make himself the focus of his comments by going out of the way to attract attention.

          For example his “Mexico is not going to pay for your f*cking wall.” He was basically trying to show he knew some gutter English and later had to apologize for his comment.

          If it makes you feel any better, all four major parties are currently in the process of choosing their candidates for the 2018 Presidential election, and the primary concern seems to be: which candidate can best stand up and confront Trump? In fact, the pollsters in Mexico have already published a lot polling data on that question.

          https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexico-must-look-for-stronger-leadership/

          • Legacy

            Hi Guerito,

            Yea, I remember that meltdown by V.Fox followed by a major cleanup after his oral diarrhea which is sad but a product of a coarsening discourse that seems to be the norm these days.No one seems to take the time to qualify their statement nowadays. Just looking for cheap publicity thrill.

            A 24% margin is a huge one. I hope he (AMLO)comes out swinging strongly and stands up to this odious orange man.

            Thanks for sharing the links. Very informative.

            What is Calderon’s place in this ?

          • Güerito

            Hey, Legacy,

            If you look at the “graficos” link, you see AMLO received 24% of the approval – he is not ahead by 24%. And remember, this is just on the Trump question, but the polls on the pure presidential preferences are pretty similar.

            Calderón’s wife is running for the nomination of the PAN Party. Her name is Margarita Zavala. I think she would be a disaster. I think PAN will recover its senses and choose Ricardo Anaya, the young leader of the party.

  • AcheArtist

    Poco a poco vamos lejos!

  • Charles Edward Brown

    Americans have been waiting since 1986 to secure the border and to deport all illegal aliens. President Trump is the only elected official in over 40 years to admit that Mexico is not our friend and to identify all the problems caused by illegal aliens in the United States. If Mexican leaders do not meet with Trump then it will be their loss. I think things will go harder on Mexico until they begin to negotiate. The longer they wait, the worse for Mexico it will be.

    • smarterboy14

      Actually, Charles, Mexico is our friend. Our good friend. You may hate Mexican people, but Mexico is our second biggest trade partner in the world, and the country that Americans travel to more than any other in the world. Sounds pretty friendly to me!

      Perhaps your hatred is clouding your better judgement in this matter?

  • Suzanne Cordier

    Swell. Less than a week in office and the Trumpenführer had already committed an egregious diplomatic faux pas.

    And another thing, by what means, exactly, does Trump plan to compel the Mexican people to pay for this ridiculous wall?

  • old farmer

    My advice to President Pena Nieto is to “not” meet with Trump. I have read various Mexican officials & commentators suggesting that Mexico should attempt to negotiate with Trump. I believe this is the worst approach. Trump is a bully and the only way to deal with a bully is to call his bluff, even if you risk economic distress. If you look at how Trump survived his bankruptcies in the past, you see that he alway convinced his investors that if they destroyed him, they would lose everything. That’s how he escaped, they were cowards. If he is faced with the real possibility of destruction he will give up. But Mexico will have to be strong, resolute.
    Another bit of advice. US auto repair market depends very greatly on repair parts from Mexico. Let me suggest, if you want to influence American public opinion, stop the flow of repair parts. When the local repair shops can’t fix the broken autos, Americans will turn against Trump. Americans are very impatient people, especially in regards to their cars.

    • Pogo

      Well said.

  • BuzzSaw

    Building a wall is a foolish and stupid idea spawned by small minded pea brained idiots. It will never stop illegal immigration from Mexico or Central America. They will come by sea or below the wall. It will most likely cost twice the estimate and on top of that billions more to maintain. It’s only a way for Trumps construction pals to get rich and we will be broke… like another Iraq war. I doubt the wall will be completed before we are all dead. By that time it will be pointless. China will move into Mexico and Central America and become their biggest trading partner and cast a bigger sphere of influenece. For 25 billion I’m sure there are better ideas for curbing illegal immigration.

  • Ja Paul

    Nacido y criado en América hace 62 años. Como, un contribuyente estadounidense, estoy de acuerdo con el ex presidente mexicano, Vicente Fox Quesada. No soy ni tampoco
    ” Mexico going to pay for that _ _ _king wall. #_ _ _ king Wall.

  • Alistair Carlyle

    Clinton news network aka FAKE NEWS. Try a reputable site instead, breitbart for instance.

    The only thing illegals contribute to is corporate and shareholder profits. The average American gets screwed by lower wages and increased tax burden.

    • RickDrake

      Spoken like the true racist bigot you are! What’s hilarious is you’re too ignorant to even realize it!

  • Miguel

    Let’s say Mexico pays for the wall? Does Mexico get a interest free loan on us??… What if Mexico keeps its word on not paying… What now?? Do we take money out from schools, roads, health budgets??

  • All this being offended is hilarious. Millions of Mexicans in the U.S. illegally, and Trump’s wanting to build a wall is outrageous? Actually, it’s long overdue.

    • Pogo

      Take a bath.

  • Farmer_Girl

    Trump is now saying that since Mexico isn’t paying for the wall there’s really no need to meet to discuss differences. Hope the peso improves.

  • Pogo

    So is this wall supposed to keep Hispanics out of the U.S. or in the U.S.? I hope it is to keep them in the U.S. They’re hard working, America loving, creative, passionate families.

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