Frmr Mexican ambassador to US calls Trump a ‘bully’

Channel: Fox Business
Published: 06/04/2019

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Arturo Sarukhan, former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. on President Trump’s plan to impose new tariffs against Mexico. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New...



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It'S been a pretty consistent rally throughout the morning, we've been up about 240 250 points, virtually throughout the entire day. The dow is back above the 25,000 level. Let'S move back to president trump. He was talking about those possible tariffs against mexico. That was in the news conference with prime minister to race on a watch this and we are going to see if we can do something. But i t ...
ink it's more likely that the tariffs go on and we'll probably be talking during the time that the tariffs are on and they're going to be paid. Okay, probably more likely the tariffs go on joining us now, a former mexican ambassador to the united states, arturosal khan. Mr. ambassador, what happens if those tariffs are imposed next monday? Well, it'll certainly cloud the ongoing conversations that will probably start tomorrow here in dc and it will create significant domestic political problems, both the president trump in the united states, as we've seen with gop opposition on capitol hill building to these measures and in mexico. There'S a poll that came out today that shows that 57 % of mexicans are against the mexican president, bending the knee on the immigration measures of that trump is demanding of mexico, so it'll it'll, it'll it'll constrain the will the wiggle room both countries have to try And solve this in a constructive way. Now, president over a doorhe has signaled, he is willing to work with america, but my question is what has mexico done so far? Well, just in the six months now of 2019 alone, mexico has repatriated deported 75,000 central american migrants. Back to honduras, guatemala, mr.

ambassador, forgive me for interrupting mr. ambassador, but the question is really about what has mexico done since president trump threatened these tariffs you know about a week ago, and what have you done since? What what's new you can't you can't import! You can't enforce your way out of migration crises. That'S not the way it's going to happen. You can't move the needle in seven days since the president put out his ultimatum, that's notgoing to happen, and it's very hard for a government to move based on these threats. If we continue to work, as both countries have been doing since 2014, when we first had that very important uptick of an unaccompanied minor migrants coming across mexico into the united states, that then there's things that you can do in the medium and long term. You'Re not gon na solve this in a week. Well, is that nothing you could do about look just the other day, a large group of 1000 migrants to simply walked across the border a memorial day. It was 2,000 just in el paso on one day. Is there nothing that mexico could do just as a statementlook we're trying to do something here? We'Re gon na stop this group we're going to stop that group? Is there nothing that you could do short term to just to try to accommodate president trump iii? Don'T think you accommodate a bully, but having said that, if 75,000 you just need a central american has a bully is is not enough what you just labeled our president as a bully, when we have thousands of people per day walking into our country from your country. We'Re a bully! Yes, you are. I would disagree with that. Well, if again, you don't think that 75,000 deported in the first six months of this year, plus 18,000 that have already beenreturned to mexican soil by the us to wait.

Their asylum hearings in the united states at an important economic cost for local municipal state governments. On the mexican side of the border, again, what's your benchmark? What'S your benchmark of success, you want mexico to start, shooting them on the ball. No! No, sir! I do not! No! No. I want mexico to take rational action state what they're going to do and get on with it after all. Well, i i don't think it's fair. I think it's reasonable to say that america is being invaded and in the face of invasion, you do take strong action and that's what our president wants to do, and the onlyway you're gon na do it in a relationship as complex as this one is. If both countries work together to solve the root causes of some of these issues - and i think that's happening now - i mean i think talks are ongoing as we speak. Well, they will, they will start tomorrow. Okay, let's run bastard. Look. Thank you very much for joining us, so we really appreciate your point of view. I want you to come back soon to because there's a lot to go out here.

Yes, there is interesting. There is and there's a lot at stake for both countries. Yes, sir, there is thank you, mr. ambassador. We appreciate pleasure. Yes, thank you very.


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