Well well well….looks like at least some top officials Mexico are moving through the 5 stages of grief past denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally into acceptance.
Foreign Minister Videgaray said in an appearance on MSNBC Thursday that it’s “very clear from the president himself” that the wall is going to be built. The Mexican foreign minister added that he acknowledges “that the US as a sovereign nation like any other sovereign nation has a right to protect its borders the way the country best thinks it.”
Videgaray said that Mexico doesn’t “like the idea of a border wall,” “but it’s not for us to decide.”
Less than a week after taking office, President Trump signed an executive order calling for the construction of a southern border wall. “A nation without borders is not a nation. Beginning today, the U.S. gets back control of its borders,” Trump said in a speech at the Department of Homeland Security.
He added that the wall will benefit both the U.S. and Mexico, and that he “truly” believes that “we can enhance the relation between our two nations to a degree not seen before, certainly in a very, very long time.” The Washington Post reported Friday that Videgaray had a role in writing this speech.