Mexico’s richest male is urging his fellow citizens to unite at the rear of the Mexican govt in its negotiations with President Trump, Reuters reports.
In a unusual news conference on Friday, telecommunications magnate Carlos Slender referred to as Trump a “great negotiator,” and said that “the situations in the United States are really favorable to Mexico.”
But he also said that Mexico would have to negotiate from a position of toughness, and argued the state would be ok if it withdrew from the North American Absolutely free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Slim’s reviews came a day just after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancelled a scheduled assembly with Trump amid increasing tensions concerning the two nations around the world over Trump’s proposed border wall.
The two guys spoke in an hour-long telephone call on Friday.
Trump signed an govt order on Wednesday authorizing development of the wall, which he has insisted Mexico will pay out for. Peña Nieto has dismissed that concept, indicating that the state will not pay out for “anything that goes versus our dignity as a state and our dignity as Mexicans.”
Trump has also vowed to renegotiate NAFTA, the free trade agreement concerning the U.S., Canada and Mexico.