During the briefing after the meeting between Mexican president Enrique Nieto and Donald Trump, Nieto lauded Trump for his “genuine interest” in “building a relationship that might lead us to provide both our societies better conditions,” says The Washington Times.
He also admitted that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) needs to be improved, the open border has to be secured and, perhaps most importantly, criminals have been taking advantage of the weak border to transport guns, drugs, slaves and money between Mexico and the United States.
The fact that Nieto conceded to every one of Trump’s points demonstrated that his tough-talking method of international diplomacy possessed more merit and future potential than Obama’s strategy of appeasement.
The Mexican president also took direct shots at Obama by complaining about the guns that were smuggled into his country – and also scolding him for having ostensibly erected a “welcome” sign over the border that has created problems in both Mexico and the United States.
“There is still a joint challenge including the increasing number of non-Mexicans who cross through our country in order to reach the United States, therein creating serious human crises,” he explained.
Yet two years ago, President Pena Nieto sang a different tune, saying at the time that it was morally wrong for the United States to oppose illegal immigration.