After reading her resignation letter at the National Palace conference this Thursday, Tatiana Clouthier addressed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was a few steps behind, and gave him a hug that was not reciprocated by the president.
While the now former secretary wrapped her arms around him, the president I keep clapping and smiling.
The scene quickly went viral on social media. generated speculation before the surprise exit of Clouthier.
During the morning round of questions and answers, AMLO was questioned about the failed hug that he claimed he had not noticed. Thereupon he threw an air kiss addressed to Tatiana Clouthier who he said he loves very much.
“I had not noticed. They will invent everything… we love her very much, we respect her very much“.
López Obrador avoided giving details about Clouthier’s departure and about who will replace her in the Ministry of Economy. This Friday the announcement will be made of who will replace her.
This is the moment when Clouthier hugs AMLO: