Mexico’s incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is no fan of President Trump. He has been especially critical of Trump’s efforts to boost security on our southern border and stem the flow of illegal aliens into the U.S.
And that’s ironic because Obrador has just announced his own big plans for his southern border.
Obrador hates Trump’s plans so much that he even published a book entitled ‘Listen Up, Trump,” excoriating our president building a wall and “his attempts to persecute migrant workers,” Politico reported.
According to Business Insider, Obrador has claimed that Trump has used Nazi-like language toward Mexicans the same way Adolf Hitler did toward Jews and suggested that our president was on the verge of doing what Hitler did next, “undertaking the infamous persecution and the abominable extermination."
He also said that Trump’s wall "goes against humanity, it goes against intelligence, and against history."
But now the incoming Mexican president is planning to hugely boost security on his own southern border with Guatemala and Belize by building up a massive new police force to patrol it, Bloomberg reports. His future security chief, Alfonso Durazo, said stopping the flow of illegal aliens, human traffickers, guns, and drugs from Central America was paramount.
Sounds familiar, huh?
"We’re going to create a border police force that will be highly specialized. They need to apply the law," Durazo insisted.
Part of the police force will also patrol Mexico’s northern border with the U.S., but Durazo didn’t go into details of what their role will be. Mexico will be creating this police force by doubling the number of police academies in the country.
Despite his anti-Trump rhetoric, Obrador has expressed a desire to work with Trump for the benefit of both countries. Trump even congratulated Obrador on his victory earlier this month.
“Congratulations to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on becoming the next President of Mexico. I look very much forward to working with him,” the U.S. president wrote on Twitter. “There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!”