In response to Trump’s accouncement that the National Guard would be deployed to our “southern border,” Mexican senators are appealing to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to out a stop to the the nation’s cooperation with the U.S. on a number of issues.
On Wednesday, Mexico senators unanimously approved an as-yet non-binding statement that reads the Mexican government should suspend joint efforts “in the fight against transnational organized crime” until President Trump exhibits “civility and respect that the people of Mexico deserve,” The Associated Press reported.
President Nieto himself responded on twitter with a 5 minute video message: “If your recent statements are the result of frustration due to domestic policy issues, to your laws or to your Congress, it is to them that you should turn to, not to Mexicans.”
Hay algo que a todos, absolutamente a todos los mexicanos, nos une y nos convoca: la certeza de que nada, ni nadie, está por encima de la dignidad de México. pic.twitter.com/3FxfbAF4zl
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) April 5, 2018
He also added, “We’re not going to permit that negative rhetoric to define our actions. We’re only going to work in the best interest of the Mexicans.”
But it isn’t just Mexican officials who are angry at Trump’s announcement to deploy the National Guard as a sort of human wall — until he can figure out a way to get an actual wall built.
How many of those 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard troops that @realDonaldTrump is sending to the border would better served helping our citizens in Puerto Rico?
Asking for 3.4 million friends. 🇵🇷
— Robert People (@PeoplesCourt79) April 5, 2018
Additionally, Trump is being faced with outright refusal to allocate the troops he wishes to send.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 6, 2018