Saturday, November 12, 2016

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Ready to Negotiate Wall with Trump

Via Billy


Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, was one of the first world leaders to reach out to President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him on his election victory. Nieto also seems very interested on meeting with Trump to speak about a few issues involving our two countries — so interested, in fact, that he would like to begin negotiations before Trump takes office!

Donald Trump has articulated his distaste for NAFTA throughout this election season, and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already commented on his willingness to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Both of these facts have Mexico very worried about their economic prospects because while NAFTA has been of benefit to both the USA and Canada, it has been a tremendous boon for Mexico. Which is likely why Peña Nieto invited Trump to Mexico back in August, and why he has again already made overtures to the President-elect so soon after his election victory.


  1. Before election: Besame culo, gringo.

    After election: Yes, sir, Mr. President, sir. Right away, sir.

  2. I suspect this 'willingness' to cooperate is a ruse.
    They will talk and offer 'options' like using the
    Mexican army to patrol the border to stop migrants
    as an 'alternative' to a wall or other barrier. The
    goal being to placate Trump for now by accepting that
    fewer people will illegally invade while he is in office
    but once he leaves they can resume business as usual
    and won't have to worry about such a wall being a new
    barrier. They will say or do anything to stop or diminish
    the effectiveness of border control.

    1. Since the wall had already been approved, seems to me all Trump has to do is tell them to go forward.