(9 Jan 2019) On Wednesday, Mexico’s president offered a muted response to US President Donald Trump’s televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric.
Manuel Lopez Obrador, deflected criticism of warning of a “growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the border with Mexico, saying that his government is “persuading, convincing, the government of the United States that the best thing (to help stop the migration crisis) is development of the countries of Central America, of Mexico.”
When asked what his administrations direct response to Trump’s comments was Obrador stated that he was not “going to answer questions that are generated by the internal situation of the United States.”
Trump and the Democrats have been dueling during a partial government shutdown over his demands for â€” and their opposition to â€” $5.7 billion to begin building a border wall. Some 800,000 federal employees are working without pay or have been furloughed at dozens of federal departments and agencies,
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