Texas Border Business
BY MAX GREENWOOD – 01/27/17
Mexico’s richest man is urging his fellow citizens to unite behind the Mexican government in its negotiations with President Trump, Reuters reports.
In a rare news conference on Friday, telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim called Trump a “great negotiator” and said “the circumstances in the United States are very favorable to Mexico.”
But he also said that Mexico would have to negotiate from a position of strength, and argued the country would be okay if it withdrew from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Slim’s comments came a day after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a scheduled meeting with Trump amid tension between the two countries over Trump’s proposed border wall.