Of the various absurd and offensive themes of Donald Trump’s political ascendency, his belligerent statements towards the individuals of Mexico have been among the many most cringeworthy. From slandering Mexicans as thugs and rapists in his very first speech as a candidate, to his ongoing assertion that Mexico goes to pay for a nonsensical border wall, Donald Trump has made political hay by capitalizing on the xenophobia and resentment of proper-wing America.
Mexico says no to Trump
Mexico for its half has not taken this verbal assault mendacity down. On Saturday, throughout his remaining State of the Union tackle earlier than nationwide elections subsequent yr, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto acquired roaring applause and standing ovation whereas vowing that Mexico wouldn’t compromise its nationwide ‘dignity’ in coping with the buffoonish chief of its neighbor to the north.
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“I’ve stated it and I’ll reiterate it: We won’t settle for something that goes towards our dignity as a nation,” stated Peña Nieto, bringing the gang to its feat for the most important applause of the day. “I’m positive that in unity we will defend the dignity of Mexico and its nationwide curiosity.”
President Peña Nieto has beforehand said that Mexico doesn’t consider in border partitions, and has no plans to pay for one.
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In his speech Peña Nieto additionally relayed Mexico’s “recognition, admiration and solidarity with out reserve” to the “younger dreamers,” immigrants who arrived in the USA as youngsters and are shielded from pressured deportation by an Obama period initiative often known as Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). It’s anticipated that the Trump administration will announce on Tuesday whether or not or not he’ll terminate the DACA program, which has offered authorized standing to just about 800,000 younger women and men, primarily from Mexico.
President Peña Nieto and the individuals of Mexico have made it clear that no matter could also be occurring right here in the USA, they won’t decrease themselves to the extent of undignified conduct exhibited by Donald Trump.
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Rio Tazewell is a Washington, DC based mostly coalition organizer/marketing campaign supervisor at Individuals For the American Means, the place he works to confront corruption in its many types, notably the affect of cash in politics. Beforehand he has helped launch startups targeted on civic engagement, sustainability and grassroots advocacy. He additionally enjoys writing and recording political hip hop. All views are his personal.