Presidents Donald Trump and Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico stood beside one another Wednesday to proclaim their friendship whereas pledging to work collectively as neighbors on migration, commerce and efforts to counter drug trafficking.
Mr. Trump mentioned the U.S.-Mexico relationship had by no means been higher.
Mr. López Obrador mentioned U.S.-Mexico relations had been sturdy and repeatedly thanked Mr. Trump for working with Mexico and refraining from taking jabs at its individuals. “You haven’t handled us as a colony however as an impartial nation,” Mr. López Obrador mentioned standing side-by-side with Mr. Trump within the Rose Backyard. “That’s why I’m right here, to specific to the American those who your president has handled us with kindness and respect.”
Mr. Trump, who got here into workplace railing in opposition to medication and unlawful immigration from Mexico, praised the U.S.’s good friend to the south. “The connection between america and Mexico has by no means been nearer than it’s proper now,” Mr. Trump mentioned.