Mexican president-elect thanks Trump | Inquirer News

Mexican president-elect thanks Trump

/ 09:46 PM July 02, 2018

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has thanked US President Donald Trump for sending a message of congratulations, and says he’ll contact the US leader to “reach an understanding.”

Lopez Obrador said in an interview with the Televisa network Monday that Trump’s tweet the night before “was very respectful,” and he added: “That is what we always want to maintain with the U.S. government, that there be mutual respect.”

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In his words, “We are never going to disrespect the US government, because we want them to respect us.” And he said, “We are conscious of the need to maintain good relations with the United States.”

The Mexican leftist achieved a landslide victory in Sunday’s presidential vote. /ee

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