President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Joint Press Statement – 630pm ET Livestream…

U.S. President Donald Trump and visiting Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are expected to deliver a joint statement at 6:30pm ET and take questions.

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[Transcript] – PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Please. Thank you very much. Thank you. This evening, we are honored to welcome President López Obrador, the entire Mexican delegation, and many distinguished guests to a White House working dinner. We’ve been working all day, and we’ll be working for a little while longer. But it’s an honor to have you in the White House. Tonight’s gathering follows a productive day of meetings and concludes an exceptional visit, in which we made tremendous strides on behalf of our countries.

To your great President, I would just like to say that it’s been a profound privilege to have you with us today, and it’s a profound privilege to have you as my friend. We’ve had a great relationship, right from the beginning. And I think that maybe was against all odds. (Laughter.) A lot of people were betting against it, but they’ve learned not to bet against us, I suspect. (Laughter.) I know they’ve learned that in Mexico.

The people of Mexico and the United States are joined together by shared values, shared faith, and shared future on this beautiful continent. We’re both proud, sovereign nations built over generations by the sweat, sacrifice, and devotion of hardworking people who love their country and who give everything they have to create a better life for their beautiful children.

In the United States, the extraordinary contributions of Mexican Americans are felt in every industry, every community, and every facet of our nation. From art, to commerce, to science, to medicine, the Mexican people are incredible. They upheld our highest values: God, family, and country. They launch small businesses, propel industries, and they serve heroically in police departments and in our great military.

As we gather tonight, we reflect on all that our two people have accomplished together over the span of many generations, and we embrace the incredible opportunities that lay ahead.

We’re each blessed with a vast land that touches both of the world’s great oceans, extraordinary natural resources, and above all, we’re blessed with some of the most spirited, adventurous, determined, and talented people on the face of the Earth. It’s all about the people.

Mr. President, I’m certain that together we can unlock a future of even greater potential for our children, prosperity for our people, safety for our citizens, and pride for our countries.

With today’s visit, I’ve never been more confident that the future of this precious relationship and the destiny of this majestic continent will never be in better hands and never had a better future.

Once again, I want to thank you and all of your representatives for being here today. It’s a great honor. It’s a great honor to be with you. Thank you very much.

I’d now like to invite President López Obrador to say a few words on behalf of the incredible people of Mexico. Thank you. (Applause.)

PRESIDENT LÓPEZ OBRADOR: (As interpreted.) Friends, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to be brief. People say that: good and brief, twice as good.

I could only say that I subscribe everything said, everything mentioned by President Donald Trump.

We are countries — we are peoples, neighbors, brothers and sisters. We want to maintain good relationship — economic, trade, commercial levels, socially, and culturally as well.
And that’s the purpose of this visit.

As we’ve already said earlier today, this is the beginning of a new stage. We have signed a new agreement for — a free trade agreement, yes — among Canada, the United States, and Mexico. And with this new agreement, we are going to strengthen the economy of our region, North America. That’s a purpose which is fundamental — a fundamental purpose, and of course very good news for the inhabitants of all three countries.

This agreement has two new elements that help integrate the region and to potentiate the region. First of all, it sets forth that merchandise produced in our region in North America should have a high regional content. That is, even though we’re talking about auto parts, for instance, if it’s really any type of a consumer good or product, it does have to have something produced in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The other element that I believe fundamental and of great justice is guaranteeing better salaries, better labor conditions for workers of all three countries. This was not included in the previous agreement. That’s why we are just so happy to be here in the White House in this event, in the ceremony.

And I also come here to this dinner I was invited to by my friend, President Donald Trump, accompanied by businessmen from Mexico. Outstanding businessmen and women — not only because they invest, produce, they generate jobs, but also because they have a social dimension. They are thinking not only about accumulating revenues and profits, but also for things to go well for all of us, for all of us to do fine, for our people to also do well.

That’s why we are so appreciative of this reception, President Trump. And, in effect, the forecasts failed; we’re not fighting. We are friends, and we shall continue being friends.

Thank you very much. (Applause.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you very much everybody. Thank you very much.

END 6:49 P.M. EDT

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40 Responses to President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Joint Press Statement – 630pm ET Livestream…

  1. FrankieZee says:

    That is the way it should be. Have a press conference and then walk out not allowing any questions from the Lying Media

    Liked by 13 people

  2. Summer says:

    Mr. President, Mr. President, Dr. Birks said it is unsafe… why don’t you just relinquish your presidential power to Dr. Birks and Dr. Fauci? .

    I love that he ignored the presstitutes. They could not care less about the trade deal, only their agenda.

    Liked by 13 people

  3. Kristin DeBacco says:

    Good. No answering questions after press statement. But the first question was about opening schools. Very appropriate for the occasion…… NOT.

    Liked by 10 people

  4. helmhood says:

    President Trump in command. So much winning, and the week is only half over.

    Liked by 8 people

  5. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Very good. It;s so nice to see a world leader show such high regard for President Trump.

    Liked by 10 people

  6. Kristin DeBacco says:

    The friendship between the two men seems to be genuine.

    Liked by 6 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Obrador knows the only leverage he has over President Trump is allowing massive caravans to get to as yet-unprotected areas of the border, and exerting whatever control he has over the cartels (not much). He has to speak proudly but he’s in no position of strength to exert much will. Notice that he mentioned Mexico’s trade imbalance with all nations, not just the U.S. He cautiously avoided that statistic….. 😆

      OTOH, President Trump has to deal fairly or else be righteously accused of bullying. But dealing fairly is PDJTs brilliance. He wisely defines “fair” as “reciprocal.” Its difficult to generate a valid argument against that. 🤓

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      • cattastrophe says:

        Obrador has no real leverage. The hoards invading his country caused great financial and other hardships on his own citizens with no return for him politically or otherwise. He seems to have common sense and really didn’t need to give praise to President Trump in such abundance. I think he really wants a future for his country and the wall will actually help him because the drug cartels are dependent on U.S. buyers. It could be the only way he can help transition the country from drug sellers to a productive work force.

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  7. Publius2016 says:

    so sad to have 1 press person play politics with “the children”

    Fake News collusin in realtime…usually all Fake News would try to scream questions but here only one???

    Liked by 2 people

  8. The fakers could only spit into the wind. Wonderful.

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  9. donnieboy71 says:

    perfect. today the lemmings grilled kayleigh on why wouldn’t president trump spend time with them. ask your self…..how often do you go out of your way to talk to your ex-wife.

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  10. OhNoYouDont says:

    AMLO visits US via Delta Airlines … In Coach with a connection in Atlanta.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. OhNoYouDont says:

    Video of AMLO visiting the Lincoln Memorial

    Liked by 4 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      Canada made a huge error ceding primacy, basically dropping out, to Mexico in the USMCA talks. AMLO and Mexico aren’t giving that position up.

      There’s no reason why Canada should reclaim it from the US pov now.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Guffman says:

        The Little Potato has embarrassed Canada once again on the world stage, and worse, with Canada’s primary trading partner and closest neighbor – who it’s in his country’s best interest to be on good terms with.

        To quote the great Walter Sobchek, Trudeau, “is out of his element”…. his element being, I believe, a novelty sock store. His reason for not attending this meeting; something between being ‘really busy’, afraid of the COVID, and/or protesting some ‘potential’ US aluminum tariffs.

        Or perhaps it’s because Norman Traversy, a Canadian citizen, has formally filed charges in Canadian court against Justin Trudeau for corruption, and additionally, has just served a 700 page complaint/document to both President Trump and President Obrador, relating to Section 27 of the new USMCA, where it states that any country’s government in the agreement shown to be involved in corruption, MUST be investigated by the other two countries and can face penalizing tarriffs if the charges are deemed to have merit.

        The primary charge and evidence provided in Traversy’s document involves human trafficking(!). Details have not been made public yet but you can search Norman Traversy on YouTube and find more information on his crusade – this man certainly is fearless. Perhaps Trudeau is now afraid to leave the safety of Canadian soil? Interesting times…

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  12. AMLO is in the pocket of the drug cartels.

    Liked by 2 people

    • how you know..did you talk to Wray ??????letjustice..

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      • “…López Obrador has largely advocated for peace building and transitional justice, even speaking about the possibility of amnesty for narcotraffickers during his presidential campaign…”

        https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/amlo-drugs-cartels-war/

        He has capitulated to them.

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        • cattastrophe says:

          It’s hardly capitulation when drug cartels are the ones in charge with no real way to defeat them. To transition you need to neutralize the enemy. What would a full out war that has never worked before gain him. The wall is in his favor. Every effort the U.S. institutes against the cartels is helpful to Mexico and Obrador is counting on that from President Trump. The only way to really neutralize the drug cartels is to take away their customers. In my opinion Obrador is counting on this to help his country transition from a drug supplier mentality to a worker mentality. The main reason Mexican’s came to the U.S. was for jobs if they can find them in their own country it could be a real game changer for Mexico’s future.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      We’ve got our own set of problems – DS, Dems & RINOs – plus the co-conspirators of a coup to take down a duly elected President.

      Liked by 4 people

        • Robert Smith says:

          Crazy that it’s only 39 of them.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Dutchman says:

            Actually, the legislation is crazy-stupid.
            It bars certain CCP Gov’t owned companies in bidding on ifrastructure projects in the U.S., IF it is detirmined that they built concentration camps in China to imprison Uygers, because human rights violation.

            HELLO, they are CCP run organisations!
            They already not just have blood on their hands, they are BATHED in blood from head to toe, and this legislation is,saying “Ah, but if you haven’t cleaned thr blood from under your fingernails, ya can’t come in.

            More meaningless head fake legislation, so Republicons and certain Democrats can LOOK like they are “Tough on China”, even as they take Chinas money, and scheme to undermine US and PDJT.

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            • Rhoda R says:

              No way that the House would pass legislation to bar Chinese companies from competing for our infrastructure business. But this is a neat way of doing that anyway. ALL Chinese businesses are tied to the CCP which is involved in massive human rights violations

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              • Dutchman says:

                Exactly. Bar them ALL. Frankly, I want to ‘Bar’ any multinational company that has dealt with CCP, as they are all complicit in the “human rights violations”, which sounds very benign,…Crimes against Humanity sounds better,…barbarism is good, too.

                Anyway, this is a show vote, to try to fool the rubes.

                “See, I voted to keep China out! I’m a GOOD guy/gal.”

                Meanwhile, they are all taking $ from China, in various ways.

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      • …and our streets are being flooded with drugs provided by Mexican cartels, making their problem OUR problem. AMLO is making peace with the people who are profiting by poisoning OUR children.

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  13. frances says:

    Off topic but important, to me anyway. For the past three nights when I watched Tucker Carlson, any time he spoke about Biden the sound went off. The sound was working on every other channel, but not FOX.

    Liked by 1 person

    • gigi says:

      Sabotage. Happens elsewhere too. The technicians need to wake up because this might be a test run for something more nefarious. Put nothing past these leftist bastards.

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    • Dutchman says:

      frances;
      Please READ the guidelines, there is NO but in off topic.

      What there IS, is two open threads every 24 hours, where you can post anything you want.

      The Daily Presidential would be the place for this.

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  14. cofvevern says:

    Did anybody notice the sub-titles on the screen? There were words about gay rights or similar as well as many other words totally disconnected from what the interpreter was saying. Very strange.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. gigi says:

    Yeah, glad the effeminate, bed wetting, tacky socks-wearer stayed the heck home. Believe me, you were Not missed, and nobody cares. You need U.S. way more than we need you. “Bro.”

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Fools Gold says:

    Meanwhile little Justin is afraid of getting out of his safe space….Probably disco dancing to he could be dancing.

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