Donald Trump Says He Would Meet With Mexico’s President

08/23/16 ABC News

Donald_Trump_August_19,_2015_(cropped)Donald Trump has said that he would meet with the president of Mexico.

During a town hall tonight with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the Republican nominee was asked about recent reports of the Mexican president saying he would meet with the next president of the United States regardless of who it is.

“I’d meet with him,” Trump said. “Absolutely, I’d meet with him.”

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Trump on Immigration, Deportation, the US-Mexico Wall

08/22/16 The New York Times 

trumpA cornerstone of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a promise to deport the estimate 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally while also building a wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Trump says he will force Mexico to pay for the wall.

June 16, 2015

In his presidential announcement speech, Trump portrayed immigrants from Mexico as “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” Trump also boasted about his ability to fortify the border with Mexico: “Nobody builds walls better than me.”

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Mexico cannot work with ‘crazy guy’ Trump, says former Mexican president Fox

08/19/16 Vice News

Vicente_Fox_2Former president Vicente Fox has urged the current Mexican government to make it clear that a Donald Trump presidency would be unacceptable to Mexico.

“You cannot work with a crazy guy,” Fox said of the Republican presidential nominee.

In an interview at his ranch-turned-presidential library in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, Fox added that reasons of “political correctness” were not enough to persuade him of the need to “accept as my neighbor country’s president a crazy guy.”

The former leader’s comments directly challenged the recent softening of the current Mexican government’s tone on Trump.

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Mexico’s problem goes beyond Trump

08/14/16 Gulf News

us mex flagThe irritation is palpable and plainly justified: The risks of a Trump presidency for Mexico are obvious and his jibes at Mexico and the Mexicans, unacceptable. Nobody disputes this. The question is whether Mexico can have a hand in stopping Donald Trump and derailing his candidacy, without provoking an unforeseen backlash.

Mexico’s geography has granted the country great economic opportunity, but it has not become a great political power. I don’t think anyone will declare Mexico to be a major regional power in Latin America. With that in mind though, and without underestimating the tarnished national dignity, the Mexican response to Trump cannot be visceral: Mexico must act in such a way as to improve its options without raising the risks.

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Mexican Foreign Minister Calls Trump’s Idea of Mexico Paying for Border Wall ‘Absurd’

08/07/16 ABC News 

Claudia-Ruiz-Massieu-2Mexico’s foreign minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu dismissed Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign promise that her government would pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

“Well, that’s absurd; we would never consider that,” Ruiz Massieu said in an interview with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl.

“I think that’s the real issue here. It’s not a problem about a wall. It is a problem about narrow minds,” she said. “We have a very integrated economy that would suffer greatly if we place barriers into that dynamic.”

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Mexico may offer fix for some U.S. exporters in Trump bind

08/02/16 Reuters 

us mex flagFor Allied Tool & Die Company, Donald Trump’s threats to tear up trade deals and impose steep tariffs if he becomes the next U.S. president means considering doubling down on Mexico as a base to manufacture for foreign markets.

The Phoenix-based aerospace supplier, and a small but rising number of U.S. companies with plants in Mexican industrial hubs like the border city of Mexicali, say they may have to increase their capacity in the country’s lower cost base to sell goods abroad if the Republican nominee wins the White House.

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Short Sellers Pile Into Mexico as It Lands in U.S. Crossfire

08/01/16 Bloomberg

An exchange-traded fund focused on the Latin American nation’s shares has the most bearish bets of any country, while hedge funds including Finisterre Capital in London are pouring into credit-default insurance on Mexican bonds. Societe Generale SA projects the peso will keep underperforming emerging-market peers as the country comes under attack in one of the most rancorous U.S. election campaigns in memory.

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