U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in 2012. Photo: Facebook

By KELIN DILLON

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) assured the public that Mexico would have no issues with the United States as it transitions the executive branch from President Donald Trump to President-elect Joe Biden.

AMLO’s message came during his daily press conference on Thursday, Jan. 7, the day after rightwing Trump fanatics stormed the United States Capitol in protest of Biden’s ratification as president, ultimately leaving four dead.

“We have a very good relationship with all governments. We have maintained a very good relationship with President Trump and we believe that we will not have any difference, we will not have problems, there will be no lawsuits, with President Biden,” López Obrador said.

“We cannot be distant neighbors … There are 38 million Mexicans who live and work in the United States.”

López Obrador confirmed he will not attend Biden’s swearing in ceremony, as it is nontraditional for foreign leaders to be invited to a U.S. president’s inauguration.

AMLO reiterated during the press conference that his focus is still on Mexico.

“I have always thought that the best foreign policy is the domestic one,” he said. “I think that if we do things well in Mexico, if we clean our house, they will respect us overseas.”

…Jan. 8, 2021

 

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