US Ambassador: Ties With Mexico Will Survive 'Rough Times'
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Pictured: Roberta Jacobson, US Ambassador to Mexico
Jacobson explains how the relationship between US and Mexico are going through a little rough patch due to the offensive comments being made by Donald Trump. For example, Trump recently made a remark suggesting that Mexican immigrants are criminals or "rapists." Additionally, the article mentions, "Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, one of Pena Nieto's closest advisers... resigned Wednesday in a move seen as linked to Trump's visit." The resignation of Videgaray is thought to be caused by yet some more critic and rude remarks Trump mentioned during his visit to Mexico. Because of all of the dehumanizing things Trump makes sure to say towards Mexicans in every one of his rallies or even visits, the citizens of Mexico are offended, and have every right to be.
This article connects to the immigration unit we just covered in class, obviously applicable to the Mexicans. While the Mexicans immigrated to America with the immigration wave that took place, they were very discriminated against. Similarly, Trump discriminates against the Mexicans as well, as demonstrated through the racist and hateful comments he makes.
Do you think the relationship will ever improve between the US and Mexico anytime soon? How do you think the relationship between the US and Mexico will change if Trump becomes president? If Clinton becomes president? Elaborate.