Lots of high ranking Mexican officials, including one of the country’s former presidents have mocked Donald Trump’s idea of building a wall on America’s southern border but it turns out they really like the idea… for themselves.
Zero Hedge reported:
Peak Irony: Mexico Wants To Build The Wall To Stop Illegal Immigration
It turns out that Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is not such a bad idea after all. Though Mexico’s current and former Presidents have both lambasted Trump for implying that a wall would curb immigration, it turns out that Mexicans like the idea.
There is one small caveat, however. Mexicans don’t want to build the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but rather, they want to stem the tide of immigration into their own country by building the wall on their southern border with central America:
One of the largest newspapers along Mexico’s border with Texas is calling for a border wall with Central America, similar to the one being promoted by Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump.
The editorial board of El Mañana, one of the largest newspapers in the border state of Tamaulipas, penned a piece called “Yes to the Border Wall … but in Mexico’s South.” The piece praises the idea of border wall, not on the border with Mexico, but on the border with Central America.
“Along the Mexican border peace and quiet came to an end, Central Americans played a large influence,” El Mañana’s piece claimed.
The Mexican border newspaper provides a controversial view on the Border Wall; which is one of the main topics in Trump’s campaign.
“Mexico’s southeast has two borders; one with Guatemala and one with Belize, that do not provide any benefit, but on the contrary only problems are brought by these crossing points that are being used for the new invasion. The one use by Central American’s looking for a way into the United States. ” El Mañana’s editorial board wrote.
Will American Democrats and liberal media types call Mexico xenophobic and racist for this the way they have with Donald Trump?
Don’t hold your breath.