Yesterday we reported on Trump’s comments that he was in the process of designating the Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Well today the president of Mexico responded:
REUTERS – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday rejected “interventionism” after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was working to designate the Latin American country’s drug cartels as terrorist organizations.
Lopez Obrador said Mexico would take up the issue after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and that he had asked his foreign minister to lead talks.
“Cooperation, yes, intervention, no” Lopez Obrador said in a morning news conference when asked about Trump’s comments.
At the weekend, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said such a designation could, under U.S. law, enable the United States to act directly against the threat if it so chose.
In a post on Twitter on Wednesday, Ebrard said he was already in contact with U.S. counterparts and that his efforts would be focused on defending Mexico’s sovereignty.”
It’s reported that Obrador said he didn’t want to argue before Thanksgiving, which is why he only said “Cooperation, yes, intervention, no”. So expect his rhetoric against US intervention to increase after Thanksgiving.
I expect Trump will argue, in return, that he’s already offered cooperation after the horrific slaughter of the Mormon family and was turned down.