Fareed Zakaria interviewed Mexican President Nieto, asking him about the prospective border wall that Donald Trump has pledged to build if he is elected President of the United States. He questions him regarding the condition Trump has stipulated, that Mexico is going to pay for it.
Nieto seems to have tempered his rhetoric slightly now that the prospect of a Trump victory is a very real possibility, although he was always much more civilized than his surrogate, former Presidente, Vicente Fox.
Surprisingly, Nieto responded, saying, “There is a way to help Mexico pay [the costs of] a wall but any decision inside [the] United States is a decision of its government. Zakaria pressed for clarification, asking, “But under no circumstances would Mexico pay for that wall?
Neito suggested that it was now a matter of financial inability to pay rather than the matter of principle that he had indicated earlier in the campaign. He said, “There is no way that Mexico can pay a wall like that. But any decision can be taken for the government [of] the United States.”
He then switched to Spanish so that he could be more precise in stating his views and positions. He said in his native Spanish, “What matters here is to place this relationship into context. We have to make it very clear that development and prosperity in the United States is built necessarily through the prosperity of its neighboring countries.”
We also have to bear in mind that the security of the United States is linked with the security of its neighboring countries. And this is what we have built, and I’ll say it again, this is what we have been doing with the US government.” Whatever he might choose to call what he’s been doing with Jeh Johnson and Hussein Obama, it in no way resembles security.
He added, “We have a relationship of coordination, of collaboration and of cooperation in the area of security. Precisely in order to have security in Mexico, to have security in the US, and we are journey companions, we are strategic partners working for security in North America.
It’s important to remember first and foremost that this guy is not to be trusted. He showcased that fact even in these limited comments. He makes the argument that they can’t pay for a wall, adding another obstacle for those looking for one. We have easy credit terms, Mr. Presidente, let us help you. He then goes on to scatter out a few lies.
He claims that the prosperity of the United States is directly impacted by Mexico’s prosperity. He’s right in one regard, but he leaves out the important distinctions that it is a negative impact, something we have the ability to extricate ourselves from with more equitable trade deals. We are not somehow dependent upon Mexico in order to have a vibrant economy; quite the opposite is the case. Nieto may be in the process of learning that lesson now at Trump University.
He said that they security of the United States is linked with the security of its neighbors and to the degree that that is true our security is being completely undermined by our neighbors. His nation is the most egregious of offenders. He says he’s been doing this with the United States to this point. He’s been doing something with Hussein Obama and Jihadi Jeh Johnson, that’s undeniable, but it’s got nothing to do with security. It has everything to do with creating and exploiting a vulnerable open border.
He closes the question by dredging up the talking points of the North American Union in its previous incarnation, the George W Bush era Security and Prosperity Partnership, SPP. He uses the same terms and arguments that the globalists promoted at that time. It was a lie then and it’s still a lie today. Our sovereignty is even more threatened by Clinton than it was under Bush and his New World Order cronies.
Step aside globalists, we’re here for our country. Trump and patriotic Americans can fix it.