They are campaigning, they are documents to win votes: Ebrard on statements by Trump's son-in-law

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard claimed that Jared Kushner’s statementsson-in-law of the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, regarding the fact that they “doubled” the Mexican government on the immigration issue, they are because “They are campaigning.”

“They are campaigning, yes? They are documents made to win votes. I would briefly say the following: what the Trump administration wanted was for Mexico to accept the safe third country, that is what it wanted; it is only enough to review what the debate was at that time, and Mexico told them no”, he expressed.

Ebrard Casaubon reiterated that they were referring only to the request to convert Mexico in a safe third countrywhich he asserted, was never accepted.

“Mexico never conceded being a safe third country, being a safe third country is a treaty. We reached a consensus in the Senate of the Republic with all the parties, I was there, and we told them: we are not going to admit that“, he claimed Ebrard in interview with media.

Jared Kushner, husband of Ivanka Trump, in his new book Breaking History: A White House Memoirrevealed that heto administration of Donald Trump pressured Mexico to reduce the transit of migrants on the southern border of that country repeatedly and the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador accepted the conditions that were imposed on him.

Trump’s son-in-law indicated that since 2018 the Trump government had several meetings with Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard to inform him that the priority of the United States was to reduce the crossings of illegal immigrants.

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One such meeting, Kushner recounts in his book, was a private dinner in which he himself and the former Secretary of State, Mike Pompeothey offered a pact to Ebrard.

Our relationship is going to be very simple… Pay attention to these data (of illegal crossings). If they go up, we’re going to have problems. If they go down, they will have an amazing partner here who will help them with whatever priority they have, Pompeo told Ebrard, according to Kushner.

To increase the pressure, Donald Trump’s son-in-law traveled to Mexico City in March 2019 to hold a meeting with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In the meeting, Jared Kushner told AMLO that if there are no results in containing the border crossings, Donald Trump could retaliate.

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