President Trump rejected the request of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Monday, demanding that he cancel the meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Trump denied the request in a handwritten message written in a press release issued by members of the Democratic Party’s core group.
CHC-Thank you for your letter. He is my friend and a great person. I look forward to meeting with the President, which will be a good thing for both Mexico and the United States, and very important. “Trump wrote.
The reply has been sent to the chairman of the core group, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas).
Castro led a dozen core Democrats including New York State Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez last week, demanding Trump to cancel Lopez The seat of Lopez Obrador.
In a letter from the Democrats to Trump, Lopez Obrador should not be invited because this visit “is nothing more than distraction, avoiding the coronavirus crisis and your failure to deal with the flu The pandemic responds appropriately.”
They wrote that the epidemic was “destroying the Latino community”.
Democrats said: “In addition, any meeting with the President of Mexico should include an explanation as to why the Pentagon will keep up to 4,000 soldiers at the border.”
Castro is the brother of the failed Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro.
Since taking office in 2018, Lopez Obrador has been a veteran of left-wing politics and is often compared to Vermont’s socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. He plans to fly commercial aircraft to the District of Columbia.
This will be the second visit by world leaders since the coronavirus pandemic in March. Polish President Andrzej Duda visited last month.
Lopez Obrador (Lopez Obrador) last week denied Trump’s past condemnation of crimes related to Mexican illegal immigration and his vows to make Mexico pay for his border wall.
The President of Mexico told reporters: “President Donald Trump has always paid tribute to our government.” “There is a relationship of mutual respect; I will not say it again. Even President Trump’s remarks on Mexico are more than he had expressed before. The way is more respected, and we are grateful for this.”
Although a Mexican leader has not yet visited Trump in the White House, candidate Trump visited Mexico at the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto in 2016. TV news conferences are relatively fixed, and demonstrators are rarely recruited.