Trump’s Border Wall Idea Dismissed by Mexico’s Foreign Minister … Nation ‘not even considering’ candidate’s proposal: minister Ruiz calls for passage of TPP trade deal to build on Nafta … Mexico’s foreign minister, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, dismissed Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump’s calls for the nation to pay for a border wall, calling instead for greater integration between the nations. -Bloomberg
As we predicted some time ago in a series of articles, Trump’s strong stance against Mexican immigration is producing the inevitable pushback.
Predictably, it is making conversation about a “North American Union” feasible again, as we can see from this Bloomberg excerpt, above, stating that Ruiz hopes for “greater integration” between Mexico and the US.
When interviewed by Bloomberg, she used the opportunity to respond to Trump’s ideas, including the famous “wall.”
“We’re not even considering such a proposition,” Ruiz said. “We’re in the business of creating prosperity, creating jobs, creating more investment to detonate more opportunities for our people, as are most governments in the world. The way to do that is to go further with more integration, more integrated chains of value, and remaining more competitive.”
We predicted this HERE: Trump Irony: Candidacy May Unify U.S. with Mexico.
More from DB:
Is it possible some sort of dialectical strategy is taking place? [George] Soros provides the thesis, you see, and Trump the antithesis. Out of media-promoted conflict emerges a synthesis that considerably deepens the relationship between Mexico and America.
Trump’s “wall” – his signature political issue – would be at the center of this cultural and geographical realignment. Out of its construction, might emerge a greater union embracing a much larger geographical region.
Since we suggested this idea, we’ve seen a considerable upsurge in Hispanic and Mexican activism.
The idea of a North American Union – which had failed utterly – is once again a topic for discussion, and more … an item of considerable controversy. George Soros has constructed an entire new series of activist non-profit groups around Latino agitation.
As we pointed out in March, Soros and other liberal donors are donating $15 million to a campaign aimed at counteracting anti-Mexican rhetoric. The campaign includes a new PAC called Immigrant Voters Win that is “more explicitly partisan” than in the past.
More from Bloomberg:
In interviews … Ruiz cited the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership as an opportunity to deepen the trade relationship created by the North American Free Trade Agreement, which took effect in 1994.
Trump has been anti-TPP, and good for him. But Ruiz’s mention of the partnership is further evidence that the Trump campaign has revitalized conversation about the Mexican-American relationship and related subjects as well.
Was this somehow purposeful? When it comes to Trump, we still have little idea of how sincere he is or whether his campaign contains elements that are involved with unstated outside forces.
In fact, we may never know unless he wins the presidency. And even then, there might be certain aspects of his actions that remain murky.
What we are certain of is that the US-Mexican relationship is once again front-and-center and sooner later may include conversations about Canadian participation.
This trio was always at the heart of the proposed North American Union.
Conclusion: With the EU imploding, you would think the idea of a North American version would be regarded with a good deal of skepticism. Obviously Ruiz and her Mexican counterparts are not at all discouraged. And we’re not surprised.