Some Mexicans want to retaliate against Trump by boycotting a $2.5 billion export

3/23/2017 Business Insider

corn - loose yellow cornMany in Mexico have contemplated how Mexico could retaliate against President Donald Trump since he debuted his anti-Mexican rhetoric during the campaign.

In the weeks after Trump’s election, as his hardline on trade relations and immigration remained firm, Mexico’s government appeared to outline how it could rebuke the US government should it install hostile policies.

“If they place on us a tax on Mexican exports,” Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray told the Chamber of Deputies in late February, according La Jornada, “we are going to put one on them, but better, because we are going to choose [those exports] which hurt them.”

His remarks came a few days after Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Mexico needed to prepare to immediately “take a fiscal action that clearly neutralizes” a potential US border tax.

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