As U.S. Presidential Election Nears, Mexicans Fear Economic Impact


Remember when Donald Trump announced his presidency final summer and pronounced this?


DONALD TRUMP: When Mexico sends a people, they’re not promulgation their best. They’re not promulgation you. They’re not promulgation you. They’re promulgation people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some we assume are good people.

CORNISH: Mexicans have not lost about that, and all week we’ve been articulate to general reporters about a perspective of a U.S. choosing in their home countries. Javier Garza is with us today. He’s a publisher in Mexico. He assimilated us around Skype from Torreon, that is in a northern partial of a country. Welcome to a program.

JAVIER GARZA: Hi, Audie. Thank you.

CORNISH: So we’ve talked to other reporters from Russia, from China about name approval of these dual candidates. we assume it’s flattering protected to contend that a name approval in Mexico for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are flattering good.

GARZA: Oh, yeah. They’re intensely obvious and not only in a context of a presidential debate – we meant Hillary Clinton of march given a time that she was initial lady. And Donald Trump – his celebrity as a businessman unequivocally predates his approval as a politician.

CORNISH: Listening behind to that square of audio, is there anything that Donald Trump could contend to make people forget about that criticism or change, we guess, open perspective there?

GARZA: we don’t consider so since even if he came out with a criticism that is 180 degrees opposite from what he pronounced final year, we don’t consider it would be believable.

CORNISH: What it is about a policies people are conference about out of a U.S. choosing that worry them?

GARZA: Well, it’s fundamentally a tongue out of Donald Trump, articulate about building a wall and then, we know, creation Mexico compensate for it, that is unequivocally – a greeting down here is fundamentally mocking. But after we could get past a joke, there is a clarity of worry in thinking, we know, if Trump gets to a White House, how is he going to impact a shared attribute that expresses itself many visibly in transformation of products and peoples – so fundamentally trade and immigration.

So a worry is, what is he going to do once he gets to a White House? Is he going to tie controls for Mexicans going into a United States even legally? Is he going to levy tariffs on Mexican exports?

CORNISH: As you’ve alluded to, Mexico is a U.S.’s third-largest trade partner, and Donald Trump has unequivocally railed opposite a 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement – NAFTA – that was sealed by Bill Clinton and radically took divided taxes on imports shipped between a U.S., Mexico and Canada.

But over a years Hillary Clinton has also corroborated divided from NAFTA. Public perspective in a U.S. seems to be subsidy divided from globalization in trade. What’s a perspective in Mexico about how this is being discussed?

GARZA: Well, there is a worry regardless of who gets a White House what is going to occur to NAFTA. Hillary Clinton’s tongue on NAFTA isn’t scarcely as tough and as true and as radical as Donald Trump’s, so there competence be reduction worry. It’s some-more like an expectancy of what’s going to be a change.

The change is substantially going to have to do with labor issues. That’s understandable. But with Donald Trump, it’s unequivocally a frightening awaiting of what can occur and how a Mexican economy competence humour repairs from it.

CORNISH: When we spoke to a publisher from Russia, he commented on a thought that Hillary Clinton is there seen as an prolongation of Barack Obama and policies that Russians don’t like, don’t support. When it comes to Mexico, are there aspects of a Obama bequest that extend to Hillary Clinton that make people perspective her in a opposite light?

GARZA: No, we don’t consider so since a Obama administration hasn’t grown policies that have been deserted in Mexico. we meant we consider one of Obama’s policies that has been a many criticized is a series of deportations that have occurred underneath his presidency. Other than that, in terms of a shared relationship, there hasn’t unequivocally been anything controversial.

Assistance to Mexico continued. In some cases, Mexicans demeanour to a United States’ legal complement to expose crime cases by Mexican politicians, and that’s something that is famous down here. So if Hillary Clinton is looked during as an prolongation of Barack Obama, we don’t consider that’s a disastrous for her in Mexico only as it wouldn’t be a disastrous if she is seen as an prolongation of Bill Clinton’s presidency since Clinton is unequivocally renouned in Mexico.

CORNISH: One disproportion with Mexico compared to, say, Russia or China, where a other reporters we’ve oral to are from, is Univision – right? – a unequivocally absolute Spanish-language network that has good strech in a U.S. How have they shabby we theory a coverage – right? – even in Mexico. They’ve had a high-profile anchor strife with Trump.

GARZA: Yeah, well, Jorge Ramos is, we know – he’s an implausible journalist. we consider he’s unequivocally a indication of how broadcasting is assembly activism in this sold choosing in a box of immigration in a clarity that he and others during Univision have been flattering open about holding adult a means of immigration. And we consider that has helped tremendously.

It’s also we consider one of a factors that has kept Trump steadfastly covering his positions on immigration and his positions on Hispanics. They’re a ones who have done certain that a emanate doesn’t go away.

CORNISH: Javier Garza, appreciate we so most for vocalization with us.

GARZA: Thank you, Audie. My pleasure.

CORNISH: Javier Garza is an eccentric publisher from Mexico.

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