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Friday, July 13, 2018

Pacifying Mexico is next

If you want to know where the Trump administration is headed next, look to where his most trusted officials are.

Jared Kushner, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are in Mexico meeting with its president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador today.

That's three Cabinet secretaries and the son-in-law meeting with a man who won't be head of state until December.

The American media portrays AMLO as an anti-American leftist, and maybe he is.

But he also is a critic of NAFTA. You see, this globalist agreement failed to deliver on its promises to Mexico, too.

President Trump is working with the man already, as he tries to cut a deal on the border and trade. He has talked to AMLO on the phone. The subject of the wall has not come up.

"President Trump has been very respectful. He hasn’t brought up that topic, and how nice that it hasn’t come up," AMLO said.

"I thank him a lot, I say so sincerely, for the respectful treatment we have received from President Trump and the U.S. government. We are interested in having a good relationship with the people and government of the United States."

President Trump talks with world leaders -- a lot. He began with Japan's prime minister, Shinz┼Ź Abe, between the election and the inauguration. President Trump has talked to more than 70 world leaders.

AMLO may be the most important call so far. I mean, de-nuking North Korea is nice and all, but our real problem is the invasion of drugs and gang-bangers from the south.

"What we want, from Panama to the northern border of Mexico and the United States to the Rio Bravo (Grande) is for the people to have opportunities for jobs. That’s our central focus,"AMLO said.

Sounds like a deal can be made.

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14 comments:

  1. Mexico will just continue to be a cheap labor sink for American jobs under this clown only worse as his socialist policies slowly or rapidly ruin the country no matter what deal is cut. The country is corrupt form top to bottom as a way of life. Without border enforcement, wall, whatever, nothing really will change for us. They are too poor to be "reliable". Trump should do what he can to do what he said about the wall and other measures. He was right the first time. There is no magic here.

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  2. I like the idea of invading Mexico, killing off their elites, and setting up an administrative government for a hundred years or so.

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    1. Or just a hundred miles or so south of the border. Establish a buffer zone and call it the Normex Annex. Build econo Triump towers and golf courses for the hip polloi who want to vacation there.

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    2. Too bad Daniel Webster didn't see it your way.

      Thomas Benton did. And I think he was right.

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  3. I disagree... Iran is next, hopefully by Thanksgiving. After that then maybe Mexico. There's a good chance that the President's men have been meeting with AMLO for a long time like they did in NK.

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    1. I think Iran is already under control with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, etc. Now, on to Mexico.

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    2. My thoughts, too.

      Iran seems to getting ready to collapse of the mullahs' own corruption.

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  4. I would like to be a fly on the wall for those meetings. I suspect AMLO is going to get a lesson in just where the bear crapped.

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  5. Kushner has been amazingly impactful - in the campaign, Middle East, and who knows where else. Now Mexico. And the wall will be built.

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  6. A stable Mexico has been the goal of this country since 1845.

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  7. Is that why AMLO cancelled that helicopter order,so the drug cartels can freer to do business.

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  8. Last night I watched "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier," the Disney movie from 1955. It ends with Davy at the Alamo; where he, Col. Bowie, Col. Travis, and everyone defending with them died. Disney prettied it up, so it wasn't anywhere near as bloody as the reality was.

    So I'll have to wait a while to think about the best thing to do with AMLO and Mexico. Right now I'm not too pleased with that lot; I'd kind of like to take an Arkansas toothpick & carve them all a new windpipe!

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    1. Hey, we got ours back, no? And we had the exquisite pleasure of capturing the evil leader, too.

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  9. Our friends in Mexico say their new president is a Chavez type person. Chavez had an almost first world economy to destroy and it took over a decade. Mexico doesn't have the infrastructure to survive that long under socialism and as now, we will be the "relief valve" for Mexico.

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