MEXICO CITY – Mexico's new left-wing president said Wednesday that relations with US President Donald Trump were "good" and that the two were likely to talk soon about the immigration issue.
Many analysts had expected President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador got into a fierce conflict with Trump, especially since a caravan of about 7,000 Central American migrants settled on the American border last month. The presence of the caravan and the attempt to cross the border en masse caused Trump to close the border.
However, Lopez Obrador said he hopes that both sides can agree on development aid for Central America and southern Mexico to create jobs, so people do not have to emigrate.
"We are in constant communication, and communication is good," Lopez Obrador said Wednesday, "Relations are good."
"It is very likely that we will be doing it in the coming days talking to President Donald Trump about this issue, especially on the immigration issue," he said.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard was in Washington for talks on the subject.
But Lopez Obrador wondered if Mexico will do this immigrants will consent to while their asylum applications are being processed in the United States, as US officials have reportedly proposed.
Still in his first week of office, Lopez Obrador said he dared to take steps in relation to Hi's extremely loose personal security arrangements, which were widely criticized.
"We are considering this problem," said the president. "My friends, family, civic activists, you (the press) are constantly drawing my attention to it."
Lopez Obrador holds press conferences every morning, and at the Tuesday conference an activist sneaks among the journalists and runs at the end of the Lopez Obrador conference to petition him The woman did not stop her from reaching the President, who accepted the papers she gave him and hugged her and pecked her cheek.
Reporters need to pass a metal detector to get into the National Palace The conferences are held, but Lopez Obrador routinely shakes hands, where there are no such security filters.
"I do not feel any threat," he said. "I think everyone who fights for justice has nothing to fear."
Lopez Obrador lives from contact with ordinary people and crowds; He dismissed the presidential guard's military corps and set in motion plans to sell the presidential jet and the economy class.
"I do not want to lose the relationship with the people, to the citizens, I do not want a fence around me," said Lopez Obrador.