Mexican senators call on Peña Nieto to halt cooperation with US after Trump attacks
Mexican senators are calling on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to halt the nation’s cooperation with the U.S. on various issues after President Trump went on the attack against the country.
Mexico senators unanimously approved a nonbinding statement Wednesday that says the government should suspend joint efforts “in the fight against transnational organized crime” until Trump exhibits “civility and respect that the people of Mexico deserve,” The Associated Press reported.
The statement from the Mexican senators also rails against Trump for his “baseless and offensive comments about Mexico and Mexicans.”
It calls for the U.S. Congress to demand that Trump treat Mexico with “respect” and opposes the move by Trump to deploy the National Guard to the country’s southern border.
Trump signed an order Wednesday to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border.
The move came after days of warnings from Trump about the dangers posed by illegal immigration, gangs and drugs.
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