The recent victory of Mexico’s presidential election informed a group of engineers Monday that the nation will not be threatened under his administration, in a thinly veiled threat to President Trump’s infamous trade and border policies, according to Reforma newspaper.
“The purpose is that Mexico will become a power and that the correlation of strength will change, nobody will threaten us that they’ll close the borders or that they’ll militarize the border, that a wall will be built,” explained Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who’s best known as AMLO, according to the newspaper.
López Obrador is scheduled to be named president-elect on Wednesday officially, and to be sworn in as president on December 1st.
He claimed victory during the July 1 election with stunning 53 percent of the vote, which is a landslide by Mexican standards, where no candidate has ever come close to the 50 percent mark since the nation’s democratic transition.
López Obrador who won over his fellow Mexicans by running his campaign on an anti-corruption and a left-leaning platform explained that the nation would gain strength through his administration’s economic policies.
“This will be possible because the country will grow and there will be jobs,” he declared..
López Obrador informed the group of engineers that he will permit foreign energy investment a keystone reform first enacted by President Enrique Peña Nieto but that he will prioritize investment from nations with low corruption.
“We are excited to work with Norway and Denmark,” he stated.
Trump’s campaign promise that Mexico will build a border wall between the two nation has caused a strained relationship with between the once amicable countries.