In his usual rude language, Donald Trump said he will regard drug traffickers as illegal groups operating in Mexico.
Such statement was immediately retorted by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Thus, the AFP repeated the essence of his words:
In his morning press conference he asked Trump for "cooperation, not interventionism in the fight against drug trafficking."
However, he rejected controversy on the eve of Thanksgiving, "a very special date for Americans."
"In my case, I don't want to discuss anything today or tomorrow. I just want to say cooperation yes, interventionism no," he said before sending a "hug to the American people."
With this position, the president further stressed the difference between a true statesman and a barbarian from the north.
What Trump said, AFP added, unleashed criticism among different political sectors in Mexico, which they even believe it "could lead to a US intervention."
Earlier, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard rejected any meddling by his northern neighbor on Twitter.
“Mexico will never admit any action that means violation of its national sovereignty. We will act firmly. ”
I have already transmitted our position to Washington, as well as our determination to fight back organized crime, Ebrard said.
“Mutual respect is the basis of cooperation,” he wrote.
AFP recalled that Mexican-American ties share a border of almost 3,200 kilometers, and both nations have experienced moments of tension during 2019, especially due to a large traffic of undocumented migrants from Mexico to the United States.
After Trump suggested the possibility of increasing the cost of Mexican import tariffs, Mexican troops were deployed to stop irregular migration.
Now, facing this new grumbling of the rumbled and brutal North that hates all of us, Mexico's honor is endorsed.
Recently exalted when that nation saved the Indian president of Latin America, Evo Morales, from the fascist claws.
Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Diaz/CubaSi Translation Staff