Mexican President Lopez-Obrador Strongly Supports President Trump’s Economic Nationalism…

When the broad outlines of the U.S-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement first appeared, we said it seemed clear presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador (AMLO) was aligned with the economic nationalism preferred by U.S. President Trump.

Yesterday that alignment was on full display as AMLO delivered a very strong endorsement for the respectful agreement between the two nations.  Unfortunately, the U.S. media will never report on these words of praise by President Lopez Obrador.

Transcript […] I also wanted to be here to thank people of the United States, its government, and thank you, President Trump for being increasingly respectful with our Mexican fellow men.

And to you, President Trump, I want to thank you for your understanding and the help you’ve given us in issues related to trade, commerce, oil, as well as your personal support for the acquisition of medical equipment that we needed urgently to treat our patients of COVID-19.

But what I mainly appreciate is that you have never sought to impose anything on us violating our sovereignty. Instead of the Monroe Doctrine, you have followed, in our case, the wise advice of the lustrous and prudent President George Washington who said, quote, “Nations should not take advantage of the unfortunate condition of other peoples.” End of quote.

You have not tried to treat us as a colony; on the contrary, you have honored our condition as an independent nation. That’s why I’m here to express to the people of the United States that their President has behaved with us with kindness and respect. You have treated us just as what we are: a country and a dignified people; a free, democratic, and sovereign people.

Long live the friendship of our two nations. Long live the United States of America. Long live Canada. Long live our America. Long live Mexico. Long live Mexico. Viva México.

[Transcript]

The USMCA rules-of-origin, in combination with mandated minimum wage rates attached to the manufacturing sector; and the fact that Mexico has the lowest current wage rates in North American; specifically means that Mexican workers stand to get the biggest financial benefits… and that’s ok. Trump, Lighthizer and Ross designed it that way.

The U.S. benefits when the Mexican wage rates are raised. Heck, there was a time in the early negotiations, after Canada was kicked out of the room, when Secretary Wilbur Ross was advocating for an $11/hr minimum wage in Mexico, and the Mexicans were like ‘whoa, wait a minute, too high, too high’… [It was quite funny, because Trump was being called racist simultaneous to him trying to give a $85/day pay raise to Mexicans (from $3/day)].

The USMCA deal positions Mexico to retain their current multinational investments; and through a series of sector-by-sector standards on origination the deal simultaneously closes the fatal NAFTA loophole.

The agreement makes an economic manufacturing partnership between the U.S. and Mexico; and for assembly products third parties will have to produce parts and origination material within the U.S. and Mexico.

Here’s a good example in the auto-sector.  The new USMCA agreement requires 75% of automobile parts made in North America; and 45% must come from plants with minimum labor costs ($16/hr), or face tariffs upon export to the U.S.  Additionally, the total source-origination rate of 75% USMCA product is higher than everyone thought possible.

This 75% country-of-origin level was possible because President Trump cut out the corporations (ie. U.S. Chamber of Commerce) from having any influence over the agreement.  Most people probably don’t know, but the USMCA was the first trade deal negotiated without multinational corporations in the room.

Example of downstream consequences/benefits: German auto-maker BMW recently built a $2 billion assembly plant in Mexico (just came on-line).  Most of their core parts were coming from the EU (steel/aluminum casting components) and/or Asia (electronics). Now the assembly plant will have to source 75% of the auto-parts from the U.S. and Mexico, with 45% of those parts from facilities paying $16/hr.  The Result: BMW will need to modify their supply chain and build auto parts in the U.S. and Mexico. [That’s Exactly What Happened]

One of the reasons President Trump is able to take this approach is specifically because he is beholden to no outside influence himself. It is only from the position of complete independence that accurate assignments based on the underlying truth can be made; and that takes us to the ultimate confrontations – the trillion dollar confrontations.

A U.S. foreign policy that provides the opportunity for fully-realized national authenticity is a paradigm shift amid a world that has grown accustomed to corrupt globalists, bankers and financial elites who have established a business model by dictating terms to national leaders they control and influence. We have our own frame of reference with K-Street lobbyists in Washington DC. Much of President Trump’s global trade reset is based on confronting these multinational influence agents.

When you take the influence of corporate/financial brokers out of foreign policy, all of a sudden those global influence peddlers are worthless. Absent of their ability to provide any benefit, nations no longer purchase these brokered services.

As soon as influence brokers are dispatched, national politicians become accountable to the voices of their citizens. When representing the voices of citizens becomes the primary political driver of national policy, the authentic image of the nation is allowed to surface.

The restructuring of NAFTA into the USMCA disfavors multinational corporations and financial holdings who have exploited structural loopholes that were designed into the original agreement.

With President Trump confronting the NAFTA fatal flaw, and absent of the ability of corporations to influence the direction of the administration, the trade deal ultimately presents the same outcome for Mexico as it does the EU – LESS DOLLARS.

However, in Mexico, the larger systems of government are not as strongly structured to withstand the withdrawal of billions of U.S. dollars. The government of Mexico is not in the same position as the EU and cannot double-down on more oppressive controls. Therefore the authentic voice of the Mexican people is rising.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), is a nationalist but he is not a free-market capitalist. AMLO is more akin to soft-socialist approach with a view that when the central governing authority is constrained, and operates in the best interests of its citizens, equity can be achieved.

The fabric of socialism runs naturally through the DNA strain of Mexico, and indeed much of South America. This is one of the reasons why previous Mexican governments were so corrupt. Multinational corporations always find it easier to exploit socialist minded government officials.

When bribery and graft are the natural way of business engagement, the multinationals will exploit every opportunity to maximize profit. Withdraw the benefit (loophole exploitation) to the financial systems, and the bribery and graft dries up quickly. A bottom-up nationalist like AMLO, is the ultimate beneficiary.

The authentic-sense of the Mexican people, rises in the persona of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – who actually does personify the underlying nature of the classic Mexican class-struggle.

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106 Responses to Mexican President Lopez-Obrador Strongly Supports President Trump’s Economic Nationalism…

  1. Publius2016 says:

    AMLO honored our nation yesterday and 45 thanked AMLO for being a good friend!

    USMCA was delayed by Dimms and Drug manufacturing continues from China due to these demons! Any real press would report facts instead of DIMM talking points…

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    • sat0422 says:

      I always knew there was news, real news out in this world. If one watches American television, you would think all that is happening if mayhem in places where Democrats are mayor and Governor. Our 24 hours news cycle is hell bent on boring us to death and keeping any new that Trump has done anything good buried at sea.

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      • budklatsch says:

        Instead of our socialized education system requiring students to watch CNN the first 15 minutes of school every day, they should be required to read CTH every morning.

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      • Correct. And, any news agency reporting on what ever happened to the caravans, are they reporting on illegal immigrant boarder crossings being down about 80% are they reporting on additional boarder walls. No, not a word. Why, because Trump did it by himself with the cooperation of the Mexican president. Not the democrats, not congress, by himself. The only one who loves our country. People better wake up soon.

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    • MLK says:

      The backstory is a whole lot more bone-chilling than that. AMLO spoke so much of Trump’s respect for Mexican sovereignty I decided to do a quick Google search.

      The following was likely leaked by AMLO’s side:

      https://thegrayzone.com/2020/06/18/mexico-overthrow-president-amlo-boa/

      With nothing left to chance as far as warnings go:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/08/could-two-mexican-presidents-make-same-historic-mistake-meeting-with-trump/

      Now get your mind around the President of Mexico’s need to fly commercially to the US, likely further necessitated by Trudeau begging out entirely from participating, even remotely:

      “He took a commercial flight to Washington, sitting in coach and making a connection in Atlanta . . . .”

      Those here at this website are the last that need any explanation of the historic win that USMCA represents not only for the US but equally so for Mexico. The following from last year gives some context in terms of the Hispanic vote in 2020, the reason that the anti-Trump powers that be were so desperate that they would so openly threaten AMLO:

      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/02/24/2020-hispanic-voters-donald-trump-225192

      I’ve mentioned many times before my view that Trump has been on track to win 20% or more of the black vote. That explains the Democrats and their Allied Media recently rolling out the nastiest of a coordinated Identity Politics putsch, which is really saying something given their previous efforts in each election cycle since 2010.

      While of course the Fake News and their Fake Polls won’t report it, their near Radio Silence on AMLO’s historic visit, to say nothing of USMCA, by implication reveals how equally worried they are about Trump’s support among Hispanics.

      From the Politico article linked above:

      “Now, here’s the brutal truth for Democrats: If Hispanic Americans are in fact showing surging approval of Trump, he could be on his way to matching or exceeding the 40 percent won by George W. Bush in his 2004. If Trump does 12 percentage points better than his 2016 numbers with the growing Hispanic vote, it pretty much takes Florida, Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina off the table for Democrats, who would need to sweep Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to reach the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the White House. At the same time, that 12-point shift would give Trump a clear shot at winning Colorado and Nevada, states where Hispanic voters make up well over 10 percent of the electorate and where Clinton won by 5 percentage points or less in 2016.”

      . . .

      “And if the Democratic path to the presidency looks hard without overwhelming Hispanic support, control of the Senate looks almost impossible. Any realistic scenario to gaining the necessary three seats—four if Trump retains the presidency—requires Democrats to defeat incumbents Cory Gardner in Colorado and Martha McSally in Arizona. Both states have higher than average Hispanic electorates. Gardner won his seat in 2014 by evenly splitting the Hispanic vote. McSally, who was just appointed to succeed John McCain, narrowly lost her 2018 race to Kyrsten Sinema by winning 30 percent of the Hispanic vote in her state. Any improvement among Hispanics for Republicans—or even just a lack of enthusiasm for turning out to vote against Trump—could easily return Gardner and McSally to the Senate and leave Democrats in the minority.”

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      • doyouseemyvision says:

        Thanks for providing this insight regarding the efforts internal and external to Mexico to topple Lopez-Obrador. Same with Trump.

        Regarding your comments on the growing approval by US Hispanics of Trump, we need every one of them to turn out the vote.

        Republican Senators will be defending 23 seats in 2020, while the Democratic Party will be defending 12 seats.

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      • Interesting. Thanks for posting. I am hearing Spanish language pro Trump messaging ads in the strangest of places. Last night on an english language true crime podcast I listen to regularly there were several such Spanish language ads for Trump.

        I hope and pray Trump 2020 will do well with this voting group.

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      • geoffroicc says:

        MLK,

        OK, I will admit that I was cruising through the comments so that I could post my kudos to Sundance on a spectacular piece. But whoa!!! Your article stopped me in my tracks.

        THANK YOU for doing the research and posting all you posted. (You are a great writer, too.) This is stunningly good news. President Trump is not just lifting up all of America; he is lifting up all of North America. AND, Mexico has a courageous leader standing next to him.

        Since you are writing as MLK, let me do a paraphrase:

        “I dream of a day when a man will not be judged by the color of their eyes; but by their love of their nation. Conservative will stand with socialist. If they need to, they will fly coach. And one day, they will set from people free. We are free from the chains of our slave masters. Let us be free from the chains of our corporate masters, too.”

        Have a great day!! Mine is off to a mighty fine start.

        Cheers, Jeff

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        • MLK says:

          Thanks.

          What should concern all of us is that the Democrats and their Allied Media are doing little to actually win the election. Instead, to my eye they’re singularly focused on laying the predicate, including Fake Polls, to steal it through voter fraud (e.g. Mail-In ballots and ballot harvesting) on a scale that will make 2016 look like child’s play.

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          • govlawyer says:

            I’m not so sure that the media hasn’t already figured out that Trump is going to be reelected and they are searching for the themes that they will use along with their brethren in the House and Senate to continue the day in and day out assault on the Prez. I suspect that their focus is just spitballing at this stage of the game.

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          • northwoodswatcher says:

            That is my big worry too. I think Trump actually won several states in 2016 that got counted in Hitlary’s column due to the phenomenal job the demonRATs do in cheating. They have got all the many forms of fraud down to a science. It one doesn’t work, they have backups to backups to backups in the way they cheat.

            And if you don’t think they cheated, then you weren’t watching Election Night 2016 when the demonRATs held back on counting places like Philly and Pittsburgh and several key counties in Florida and a number of other usual suspects.

            You only have those late counts when you are busy fabricating more fake votes that you originally planned on.

            Given more time, there is no doubt Pennsylvania and Florida would have gone demonRAT — they just didn’t commit enough fraud. And there was plenty of it in 2016.

            So, what exactly is the GOP doing to eliminate these forms of fraud, one by one, systematically, to get to the fabled “clean election”?

            Maybe we should ask President Nixon, who was elected in 1960…

            …oh, wait a minute!

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        • Kay123 says:

          Socialists will never stand with Capitalists. They work
          from opposite ends of the political spectrum.
          That would be like lions and deer in the same pen.
          Like Consitutionalists and Islamists sharing a church.
          Need more examples? 🔔 vs ⛓……🇺🇸 vs 🇦🇴….?

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      • testpointwp says:

        Thanks MLK. Well written and informative. One of the many reasons I come to CTH.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Excellent background research and reporting, MLK.

        Now maybe some of our Treepers who are so dug in and virulently opposed to DACA or any other pro-Hispanic immigrant policies pursued by President Trump might understand his strategy a bit better.

        With two younger generations of college-indoctrinated whites screaming “white privilege” while self-flagellating and stupidly believing BLM really means the lives of black Americans matter to DemonRATS (they don’t), President Trump has steadily pursued an agenda that benefits minorities – BOTH black Americans AND Hispanic Americans (especially those who have family still south of the border). The President also signed three bills late last year that benefitted several American Native Indian tribes (that action, miraculously, was noted in a December 2019 article in The sHill).

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        • Kay123 says:

          I don’t believe in giving people “privileges” based
          on skin color. I believe in “charity begins at home.”

          Taking prosperity from generations of Natural born
          Citizens to replace them with “squatters” is NOT OK.

          What…. are true CITIZENS supposed to do…go find
          another country?
          WE risked life and limb for most of our history….
          but they call that
          “WHITE PRIVILEGE.?” Really??? Since when did
          giving ones life to save ones country…. become
          “Racist White Privilege ?”

          Get your priorities out of your liberal butt and get your perspectives
          STRAIGHT. Replacing loyal patriots…with illegal squatters won’t
          end well.
          There will never be peace in America when you mix LOYALTY with
          Communists/marxists and anti-Americans and anarchists…. of
          any color, creed, religion or nationality.
          That is a FACT.

          You don’t reward loyalty… by dumping those loyal to you.
          Or do you?

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          • GB Bari says:

            While I completely agree that the government needs to stop being “racist” by singling out certain races or ethnicities for special $$ benefits, I don’t see where President Trump has “dumped” (burdened us with additional costs or reduced our benefits from his policies) on us loyal Deplorables.

            He isn’t giving the DACA people special benefits or money – just a pathway to citizenship instead of shipping them back to countries they don’t even know. And I have already read where he is not granting this to DACA-eligible people but who have a criminal record in this country.

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  2. Publius2016 says:

    One great point from AMLO was how 16 intervened in Mexico when the tides were moving towards more slavery and oppression in Mexico…of course, 16 moved to ensure American preeminence and power, but by acting during wartime, 16 assured Mexican Independence too!

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  3. MVW says:

    It is clear why the Enemy of America and Americans has destroyed our media and replaced it with a Totalitarian Propaganda War Machine. Without an America Media the reality of what is going on won’t be told, and in its place is what we see, a Lockstep Lie 24/7/365.

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  4. There is a lot in there to unpeel. On the surface the speech from Obrador is supportive and comforting, and in it I hope there is an indication of future freedom, liberty, and security for Mexico and her people. But socialism is rot and cannot be made healthy; the future for Mexico and her relationship to the US depends upon excising the odd tendency of Latin Americans toward self-hate.

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    • starfcker says:

      Soft socialism is fine in many cases. Listen to what President Obrador is saying, quoting George Washington. Thank you for not taking advantage of our weakness. Thank you for offering a hand up. And, read John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hitman, and you will realize the destruction American capitalism as done to Latin America. Look at America right now. Is our problem socialism? No. It’s unchecked and corrupted capitalism, rapidly morphing into an oligarchy. People have to have a way to get the things they need in their daily lives. If you don’t have a system or people can go out and work to get the things they need because their jobs have been shipped overseas, and their businesses have been strangled by monopolies, you’re going to have to have socialism. And the fix is not an overnight one.

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      • starfcker says:

        If you raise corn in Mexico, or rice in Haiti, and suddenly USA Aid floods your area with free supplies purchased from American agro monsters, the value of the crops you raise just became zero. Is that capitalism, and more importantly, is that’s desirable capitalism. Yeah, Archer Daniels Midland made another seventy-five bucks, but they just put a whole village out of work, and without soft socialism, hungry.

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        • starfcker says:

          One of the first big fish Tucker Carlson gutted is it hedge fund manager named Paul Singer. It’s the story of the destruction of an American town. Is it any better if an American company does that to community in another country? President Trump has done more for Mexico in any US President in our lifetime. Lopez Obrador is grateful for that

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            • starfcker says:

              The strong should protect the weak, not roll them for their last ten cents. That’s what made us a great nation. We were kind, we were generous, and we could afford to be, because we were strong.

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              • vikingmom says:

                Starfcker – Thank you for you compassionate, and absolutely correct, statement! There are MANY people in Mexico who are hard working and simply want the opportunity to provide for their family, in their own country! If we strengthen Mexico, we actually strengthen the US!

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                • Kay123 says:

                  Why does everyone think all other nations
                  are the responsibility of the US?
                  I don’t remember ANYONE EVER GIVING
                  THE US ANY KIND OF AID… EVER.

                  To my way of thinking anyone who wants what
                  the US has… needs to march on their own
                  government.. to express their wishes…. instead of
                  marching on the US to “take them in”…( oh yeah…
                  “give them asylum” is the new term.)

                  There is no way the USA can absorb all the nations of
                  people that want to live here. Darn it… make your OWN
                  COUNTRY GREAT. Be independent. “Organize” to be free.
                  Raise your own food. Make your own jobs. Learn English.
                  We fought a Civil War against our own brothers for freedom
                  from slavery.
                  We fought the British oppression to be a “free country.”

                  Freedom has never been free…millions of people died for it.

                  And I resent people who invade us, cause more expense,
                  make demands, want to change our country, want our
                  benefits, free education, medical, retirement, freedoms, wages,
                  and “did nothing” to earn that “Privilege”, which belongs
                  only to the “HONORABLE CITIZENS” of this United States.
                  WHO “PAID THE PRICE” of loyalty ….with life and limb.

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                • vikingmom says:

                  Did you read my comment? I never said the US was responsible to “take care” of any other country. I said that the smart thing for the President to do was to enable Mexico to prosper so that her citizens could provide for themselves, which benefits our country, as well as theirs!

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        • Missy says:

          That’s EXACTLY what happened in MX after NAFTA. ADM & Cargill flooded MX with Taxpayer-subsidized corn at substantially below what a small Mexican farmer could get, and the whole balance was upset. Lots of the very poor youngsters who came here illegally came from these impoverished families. People starved.

          AMLO, however, is rapidly losing the support of all but the poorest Mexicans. He is massively incompetent, and corrupt. For instance, the MX City fed gov’t is supposed to distribute federal revenue to the governors of the states. AMLO insisted that in those states with NON-MORENA governors, the money be sent to the state MORENA leader, rather than the governor, thereby making those govs come to beg their enemies for the money to run their states. HIGHLY illegal.

          He is ruling by decree, which even has legislators in his own party very upset at his autocratic tendencies. AND he has a voting majority in the Congress. He could get what he wants, but he rules autocratically instead, taking the advice of his very radicalized advisors, rather than his Congress.

          I spend a lot of time in MX, and talk to many Mexicans about this. The bloom is off the rose.

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      • Mariposa323 says:

        As a Mexican descendant myself , I can only say … you can’t trust what this guy is saying or any Mexican for that matter . Not because they are bad people , but there is a strong utilitarian aspect to Mexican culture . That combined with flattery and pride . As long as you know the truth independently of them you can deal with them , but if you don’t , watch out .

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        • Harvey Lipschitz says:

          My German relatives settled in Mexico many decades ago. They live in colonies SW of Juarez. Crime and a weak Peso are their biggest motivator to move to America. When they move, we come down hard on them doing so legally and diving into English. I also detected his serving of flattery just like we experience at El Mercado.

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        • petszmom says:

          Totally agree as a Mexican descendent myself. I believe the Spanish brought the ways of flattery and deception with them.

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          • GB Bari says:

            It is not limited to the Spanish culture by any measure.
            Patronizing flattery has long been used by deceptive people in most cultures for eons.

            Simple recent example: Panda mask vs. Dragon used in China.

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        • spoogels says:

          Better to uplift the lives of the people in Mexico and Central and South America because then they will be content to mostly stay in their own countries and not come to the US illegally
          Also take all the manufacturing away from China and the EU
          These 2 countries have enriched themselves at the expense of America

          Xi so called lifted millions of Chinese out of poverty by stealing American intellectual property and using slave labor.

          Why cant we help Mexico and S America do the same? Surely the work that chinese slave labourers did for $1 /a bowl of rcic a day–like soldering and making iPhones and computer parts and sewing clothes can be just as well done by the people of S America?

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Actually, it is not “capitalism.” There is no “free enterprise” anywhere and no chance of “competition.” All the corporate costs are paid by we taxpayers or slave laborers. Corruption everywhere. “Crony corporatism” probably doesn’t even come close anymore to the dregs these corporations wallow in.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Crony capitalism is the problem. We are seeing it now, in broad daylight, right under our noses, every day, every week.

        The corrupt ties between the US CoC, other globalist multinationals, and the Uniparty RINOS and DemonRATs is but one egregious example.
        This is exemplified by the total corruption of the Legislative process that Sundance has so well described. That is where K Street Multinational Corporate Lobbyists write the bills that are submitted in and passed by the House, then by the Senate.

        The corrupt ties between Silicon Valley and the Leftwing DemonRAT Party, wherein actions and campaign donations by Silicon Valley oligarchs which heavily favor that political party against the Republican President, is yet another blatant example.

        Crony Capitalism is what has corrupted textbook capitalism in this country and many others. It has been going on since the country was founded.

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  5. truthbomb says:

    USMCA is historic. But Mexico continues to flood the US with poison made with ingredients from our mortal enemy, China. Trump has offered AMLO assistance, but he has declined. Why?

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    • Linda K. says:

      The drug cartels will kill him truthbomb.

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    • SanJac says:

      Not to mention their community of over 26.5 million illegals cost us the taxpayers over $260 billion a year and it’s amazing we no longer hear daily of the Americans being slaughtered and raped by illegals.
      Every government official in Mexico lives In gated compounds because they know who and what the terrorists living in their country will do to them if their puppet strings become unattached.

      When a court house in Mexico City has fentanyl manufacturers in their basement you know the whole system their is corrupt. We have financially bailed that Narco State out too many times while the Chinese and Russians and every other country uses their ports and land to flood this country with death and infectious diseases .

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  6. lcsteel says:

    Isn’t the 16 dollar minimum wage only for Auto/Truck manufacturing?
    I hope lots of the jobs come here instead of going to Mexico where it will still be cheaper to produce.

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    • readyandable1 says:

      On the other hand, real jobs in Mexico that pay a decent amount, offer an alternative life choice for supporting one’s family than joining the cartels. It also means they don’t have to come here, mitigating a large amount of illegal immigration.

      I’d rather 30% of the “returned” jobs, lets say, with no illegal immigration and way less drugs and violence and gangs. This approach addresses 3 of the core issues that the majority of American hold in high priority. That is why it is a very good deal, bigly so!

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  7. Pale rider says:

    I read an article last night that was a leftist ‘spew’ of regurgitated tripe and was going to post it. When I looked for it this morning I realized ‘it’s all leftist spew of regurgitated tripe’ in the news.
    OAN and a couple others report news, all the rest just vomit on their keyboard and call it ‘news’ or ‘opinion’.
    I’m extremely fed up with being called a racist or xenophobic because I want to live in a free nation. And every time they call President Trump one they really call me one, and you.
    They call us savages because we don’t want open borders, or history, its really unbelievable, well it’s all lies so intended to be unbelievable.
    They got a comeuppance coming all these leftist traitors. We can spank them now, or the consequences they call for will. That fine line of grace vs judgement was crossed long ago.
    Nationalism was at the heart of most of these articles, hmmm imagine that.

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  8. carnasievich says:

    Been watching AMLOs morning press briefings for some time can hardly wait for the next one, that’s where we’ll get a better read, however, his words today were very generous, surprising and impactful – to Mexican nationals, here and there – and while carefully listening to his remarks from the rose garden I could not help thinking what Justin from Canada must have been thinking watching from home, a true moron, a fake, and not acting in the best interest of Canada.

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    • sat0422 says:

      Fact: No matter the country, state, or city/town, people are elected to some kind of political office and they don’t have any skills or smarts to do the job. The ability to read comes to mind as a first step and we have thousands living among us who refuse to read anything. That’s why the TV folks have a captive audience.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Except their transponders. They read their transponders and then consider themselves smart.

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      • gildie says:

        Good point, sato. Solution might be to just stop watching TV news, period.
        If a blowhard rants in a news studio & noone hears, does it matter what they’re
        screaming about?

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      • sturmudgeon says:

        sato422: Thanks… that has been a favorite point (mine) for decades. No TV since 2003, but even then, books have been my personal “staff” from age 4 or 5. Now, at 85, I fervently thank my Parents for their encouragement.

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      “I could not help thinking what Justin from Canada must have been thinking watching from home…” – Quite the contrast (AMLO vs. Twinkle Toes), no?

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    • doyouseemyvision says:

      I thought the same as you. As it turned out, it was all for the best that he stayed home. Winning!

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  9. carnasievich says:

    Been watching AMLOs morning press briefings for some time can hardly wait for the next one, that’s where we’ll get a better read, however, his words today were very generous, surprising and impactful – to Mexican nationals, here and there – and while carefully listening to his remarks from the rose garden I could not help thinking what Justin from Canada must have been thinking watching from home, a true moron, a fake, and not acting in the best interest of Canada.

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    • spoogels says:

      Sparkle socks is in the pocket of Islam and the Chinese communists
      Why should the US help him? The people of canada voted for him twice
      Screw them and screw Trudeau.
      If they dont want to get rid of him, then so be it

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  10. carnasievich says:

    Been watching AMLOs morning press briefings for some time can hardly wait for the next one, that’s where we’ll get a better read, however, his words today were very generous, surprising and impactful – to Mexican nationals, here and there – and while carefully listening to his remarks from the rose garden I could not help thinking what Justin from Canada must have been thinking watching from home, a true moron, a fake, and not acting in the best interest of Canada.

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  11. Blind no Longer says:

    What an awesome picture of AMLO in front of the Lincoln Memorial!!!

    That same memorial the Communists are trying to take down.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      When I heard he visited it, I was delighted.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      16 is heralded as a “Father of Mexico”

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        They ought to pay tribute to US Grant, Andrew Johnson, and Phil Sheridan too. The first man for advising 17 to give Napoleon III and Maximilian a hint that the French needed to go, the second or acting on the advice, the third for leading the troops along the border to show that the threat to intervene was real.

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  12. warrenjay13 says:

    Fellow Treepers… we are witnessing the wonders of The Lord, and Sundance is helping write the Continued history of it. Read or listen to NVP and you will be still enough to enjoy this. Blessings sisters and brothers.

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  13. sDee says:

    “…… Instead of the Monroe Doctrine, you have followed, in our case, the wise advice of the lustrous and prudent President George Washington who said, quote, “Nations should not take advantage of the unfortunate condition of other peoples.” ”

    How dare he quote George Washington – such hate speech! Clearly a racist, that Obrador. Antifa is out scouring US cities for statues of sorta white looking Mexicans to tear down this weekend.

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    • geoffroicc says:

      And in front of the Lincoln Memorial, no less.

      What incredibly good news that Trump has a courageous ally right next door.

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  14. unconqueredone says:

    “…you have never sought to impose anything on us or violate our sovereignty…” AMLO

    THAT is why the left HATES our President, even more than the $ trillions at stake. Their arrogance in thinking they know better than anyone else and therefore ought to rule knows no bounds. The money is only a vehicle to being master over the masses.

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    • annieoakley says:

      Meanwhile in Colorado King Polis imposes masking and the destruction of small, medium and large businesses. He is using a county health department to bring down Bandimere Raceway that has been in business since 1958. He is using this virus to destroy yet another privately owned business just because he can.

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      • geoffroicc says:

        At least he was brave enough to appear with Trump to talk about Covid. He’s been a whole lot more sane than most Democratic governors through this.

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    • dd_sc says:

      A big part of the Trump Doctrine.

      President Trump is actually showing respect and engaging with these leaders – Mexico, Poland, Hungary etc … – that are usually forced to sit on the sidelines.

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  15. TwoLaine says:

    According to another report I just read by a lefty leaning rag, AMLO had no meetings with Creepy QP Joe Biden in his bunker basement while he was here.

    I love it that his handlers don’t even trust him to meet with a real foreign leader. What a scam he is.

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  16. MIKE says:

    I really appreciate your site bringing me important news, this time with our neighbors to the south of us, No one else I read seems interested in bringing world news with a positive spin on it to their readers.
    I assume it’s because of their laser-like focus on OMB(orangemanbad), that, and their desire for creating some fantasy Marxist utopia.

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  17. FrankieZee says:

    Now the question is: How does Trump get this message out about this historic meeting to the masses? Could be a lot of Mexican- American voters turning to him if they could hear this great speech by both men.

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    • TimeIsNow says:

      It’s about wages and money, so they will hear about it. People seek out such information about money changes that effect their home territories.

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    • geoffroicc says:

      1. Trump doesn’t need to. The key is the play that it gets (and that it isn’t censored) in the Spanish Language media. As MLK lays out above, the Latino vote is something like the swing vote in the election (in Colorado and Arizona; but also North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida; and Texas and Nevada, too?).

      A statement as clear and powerful as this one should reverberate for a while. It should be the “talk of the town” both within US communities as well as with extended family in Mexico.

      For AMLO to invoke both Washington and Lincoln, as well as Trump’s support for Mexican sovereignty (but also willingness to help); AMLO could not have made it more clear that THIS IS YOUR GUY. THIS IS WHO YOU NEED TO SUPPORT IN THE US.

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    • geoffroicc says:

      2. If Trump is smart (ha), he will run Spanish language ads about the event in both mainstream and Spanish language media. First, this will confuse the Leftists who think he is racist. But more importantly, this is an election-winning message. The supposedly minority-loving Leftists likely don’t even understand Spanish themselves well enough to understand the import of the message.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        It is President Trump, how hard is that to say. Sorry when I hear people refer to POTUS by his last name only it infuriates me, he deserves that title. I have not heard many refer to 44 as plain Obama always PObama, same here it is never just Trudope it is PM Trudope.

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    • geoffroicc says:

      3. I worked for two years in the South Minneapolis neighborhood that was destroyed in the wake of the George Floyd killing. That neighborhood is not majority black. It is evenly split between Blacks (African and African-American), Whites, Native Americans, and Latinos. I worked with all four communities.

      The Latinos are not going to be happy with these actions done supposedly in solidarity with their community. They are going to be sick with what happened to their communities here in the US.

      They will respond tremendously favorably to real men taking a leadership role; especially these two (Trump and AMLO). All they see among the Minneapolis leadership are weak men and lunatic women.

      Trump has earned a tremendous victory in this community. Finally, a sign of hope about leadership.

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    • Toolnut says:

      Like he always does: Twitter. But hell have to phrase it to make some heads explode and ensure coverage of the tweet.

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  18. Sir Winston says:

    Is Lopez Obrador anti-Corruption? I will give you a little sample and you will decide. Manuel Bartlett was a PRI distinguished member which Lopez Obrador accused through many years of enabling a big fraud in the 1988 Presidential Election against the leftist leader Cárdenas. Bartlett himself got soured against his own party because he was not handed the presidential candidacy and moved later to become a governor . There he was a corrupt politician enriching himself like many other PRI governors. But, feeling rejected by his party, he became a left wing politician (you could say a very rich communist). President-elect Lopez Obrador named Bartlett the Head of the Mexican Electric Company (a state monopoly) and many of his own party members questioned the designation. A Mexican journalist investigated Bartlett riches and found that he owned at least 23 houses. He should have declared those in his Patrimonial Manifesto (an obligation for medium and high rank Mexican politicians) but he did not. The government agency in charge of investigating It’s own officials corruption cleared Bartlett of any wrongdoing. Later, the same journalist found that the lady which heads the anti-corruption agency (a Lopez Obrador appointee) and her husband own 5 houses acquired in the last 9 years. Neither politician has been sacked from Lopez Obrador apparatchik.
    Bartlett has recently changed the rules for investing in renewable energy sources which would make very difficult, if not impossible to try to develope this technology in Mexico, grasping with a tighter hand the electrical monopoly.
    Just one sample.

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    • doyouseemyvision says:

      It’s hard to say.

      Not all of Trump’s political appointments have been perfect either. We also judge politicians for their political appointments, but in the case of Trump, we’ve come to realize sometimes these appointments are mistakes and sometimes they are not in the general sense. L_O is not new to politics and has worked in this area for decades.

      We’ve learned over the last year that Trump and L_O speak often — on southern border security, illegal immigration, USMCA, manufacturing, oil, CV-19, drugs and interdiction, cartels, and more that we may never know.

      L_O has most certainly learned through his relationship with the Trump administration that Trump’s trade team, Dept of State, Dept of HS, et al, are honorable people and have treated L_O and his administration with total forthrightness and respect. His words were loud and clear at the WH yesterday. I think it would be safe to say, that although L_O has been in politics for decades, he is probably learning much through Trump and still evolving as a politician. I was struck at how close their working relationship really is when I saw the 2 WH videos yesterday.

      That said, L_O has powerful forces against him both internal and external to Mexico. Just like Trump.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Socialism needs other people’s money to continue bribing the voters and the campaign supporters. That’s what AMLO understands and the American communists don’t. Without the economy of the US, Mexico collapses, and more importantly, they may lose their bank accounts (and maybe even their lives). Smart parasites realize they need to keep their hosts alive to continue feeding.

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  19. Chuck says:

    It appears our President has great political relations with Mexico, Most of South America, Great Britain, most of eastern Europe, most of the middle east, India, Japan and big chunks of Asia. Almost like the socialists/communists are surrounded.

    Liked by 2 people

    • annieoakley says:

      I worry that the socialists/communists are in OUR country and the threat is now from our own local/state communist governments.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Doppler says:

        You got that right, Annie. They’re controlling or heavily influencing the majority of our teachers, our professors, our journalists, our corporate marketing departments, our tech companies, our larger local governments, many think tanks, and, who else am I forgetting? Oh, yes, the Deep State.

        We’re at war and most people don’t even know who our enemy is.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Human resources departments. I’m sure I’m
          not alone in experiencing this, but they seem to
          be great at hiring the barely competent. They
          also have a tendency to hire females that find
          emotional scabs they need to pick at.

          At least in my chosen field of employment, which
          I won’t divulge. Because I’d like to stay working
          in it.

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      • geoffroicc says:

        This could get turned on its head; almost all immigrants:
        1) faced some combination of oppression, political turmoil, economic hardship, and war / civil war that drove them to move here. They know, better than native-born Americans, what the path to that looks like (and it looks like it’s following them).
        2) live in urban Democratic strongholds.
        3) Latins value a strong male figure.
        4) are more interested in economic opportunity than a government handout

        As the news of this gets out, the Latin grassroots could easily turn very strongly to Trump. Based on 1, 3, & 4, this is where they belong.

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  20. TJ says:

    “It is only from the position of complete independence that accurate assignments based on the underlying truth can be made.” – Sundance, The Last Refuge, CTH – July 9, 2020

    This is profound regardless of context.

    It’s a shame Benito Juarez’s ideological/philosophical revolution wasn’t as successful as his political revolution.

    After Juarez, came decades of watering down those republican(small R) ideals, leading to bloody civil war, coups, and the Mexican revolution in the 20th century. This achieved a national unity and stability, but the ideological origins from the 19th century, look like they were either co-opted or transformed by statists. My opinion only.

    Great unpacking of the MCA, SD. Thanks.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Juarez at the end of his life was turning tyrannical. His protege Diaz continued down that road and made Mexico the hellhole which resulted in the Mexican revolution, Who knows what would have happened to Mexico had Juarez lived longer. We’ll never know.

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  21. Dennis says:

    As popular websites block conservatives,

    Submit your email address here for Whitehouse updates:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov

    See bottom of page to submit email address

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  22. Let me guess…. the media will not call the Mexican President a “White Nationalist” for promoting nationalism among the NA countries.

    Behind the scenes, Trump is offering nations (Mexico, North Korea) the greatest gift of all… sovereignty and freedom to be their own country and prosper with their own resources and trade deals.

    How do you achieve this?

    By dismantling the Deep State that had been running those countries for decades.

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    • He also did something no politician has ever done…. he is forcing our trade partners to take on more responsibility (labor wages, etc) like the United States has had to.

      Why is it so cheap to build in Mexico and China? Cause they (China) pay as low as $1.50 per hour wages with no environmental restrictions.

      By forcing our trade partners to have a similar labor and regulatory force as the US… it makes it that much more likely manufacturing can be affordable in the United States again.

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      • Harvey Lipschitz says:

        I see what you just done did. You noted he is feeding the growth of the middle class in Mexico which Marxists promise and never produce.

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  23. BobC says:

    This afternoon (3.00 pm EDT) President Trump will be signing an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative.

    He never rests!

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  24. Wasn’t long ago that msm blasted AMLO for being a communist. PDJT just calmly said I can/will work with him.

    AMLO sounded like a Trumplican. Wonder if he will have rallies next election cycle.

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  25. Sentient says:

    It’s funny how these foreign leaders keep acting as though there’ll be another four and a half years of President Trump while the US media (and their media polls) keep telling us that his re-election campaign is clinging to life.

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  26. geoffroicc says:

    Sundance,

    Thank you! This is spectacular news and reporting. And thank you for building a community that understands it.

    You are awesome!!

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  27. anne simon says:

    My son sneers and says Trump is working for the corporations. Hardly.

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  28. Lisa Marie Martin says:

    Hey, are you on Parler yet? I really want to applaud you for being a fantastic citizen reporter. You’d be great for an idea I’m petitioning the WH for regarding future press conferences. Would you consider signing and sharing this petition? https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/change-structure-white-house-press-briefings-include-non-biased-press-sources-and-citizen-reporters

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  29. Jlwary says:

    Mutual respect and reciprocity…. Makes me so happy!

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  30. davecatbone says:

    who would have thought a socialist would have anything in common with President Trump!

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  31. Luz Maria Rodriguez says:

    Well, I am surprised at the behavior of Lopez Obrador. But, pleasantly surprised.
    Now if he will only work with T to rid the world of the vicious and cold blooded cartels, all will be well.

    Then, we can focus on the violent left here.

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