Mexican president speaks, and it’s pretty ‘estúpido’

We’ve all heard about the four Americans who ran into a cartel at the U.S.-Mexico border. It was two dead in Matamoros.  Shortly after, Senator Graham said we should “designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations and authorize the use of military force against them.”

Then came a speech by President López-Obrador.  The first part was nationalism and totally expected:

“We are not going to allow any foreign government to intervene, much less a foreign government’s armed forces,” López Obrador told reporters during a press conference. 

“We are not a protectorate of the United States, nor a colony of the United States,” he added. “Mexico is a free, independent, sovereign state.”

Honestly, that’s exactly what you’d expect a president to say.  It’s “putting America first à la mexicana.”  What else is he supposed to say?

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