AP Admits Mexican President Got Along Much Better with Trump

The Associated Press compared Joe Biden to Donald Trump in a sign that there is growing disillusionment about him.

And it wasn’t just for the sake of doing so, but it concerned the comparison was over their relationships with the leader of a key U.S. ally: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

AP pointed out just how terrible Biden’s relationship is with AMLO in contrast to the much better relations with Trump who was focused on border security:

The U.S.-Mexico relationship — a straightforward tradeoff during the Trump administration, with Mexico tamping down on migration and the U.S. not pressing on other issues — has become a wide range of disagreements over trade, foreign policy, energy and climate change.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is to visit Washington on Tuesday to meet with President Joe Biden, a month after López Obrador snubbed Biden’s invitation to the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. Mexico’s leader had demanded that Biden invite to the summit the leaders of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela — all countries with anti-democratic regimes — and he has also called U.S. support for Ukraine “a crass error.”

On that, and other issues, it’s clear López Obrador is getting along much worse with Biden than with Donald Trump, who threatened Mexico, but wanted only one thing from his southern neighbor: stop migrants from reaching the border.

Biden’s lax attitude towards immigration was one of the main reasons he lost respect for Biden. The U.S. demanded that Mexico, which is oil-rich, follow their climate change agenda.

U.S. officials want López Obrador to retreat on his reliance on fossil fuels and his campaign to favor Mexico’s state-owned electricity utility at the expense of foreign-built plants powered by gas and renewable energy. Washington filed numerous complaints against Mexico under the U.S. – Mexico-Canada free trade accord, urging Mexico to implement environmental laws and trade union rights.

It will be fascinating to watch the coverage from AP, other media outlets and in a few more days as Biden travels to Saudi Arabia to ask the government to stop using the oil he has been criticizing Mexico for using.

Exit question. Can there be any more disparaging comparisons of Biden and Trump, now that Trump has been such a disaster for America, as well as for the media, to get the former out? We will see.

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