(Vatican Radio) Prominent Mexicans are urging the Government to prepare a robust response to the proposals of President Donald Trump, to hit back against plans to build a Border Wall and to tax Mexican goods to pay for it.
James Blears reports about the rising groundswell of anger:
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon urges: "We have to place US security issues under review, including the presence of US Agents on Mexican soil.
Billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting a program of substituting imported products and he`s proposing a BUY MEXICAN CAMPAIGN.
Presidents Enrique Pena Nieto and Donald Trump have spoken on the phone, describing their chat as constructive and productive. Yet their planned meeting next Tuesday is scrapped, following President Pena`s categorical refusal to ever pay for a Border Wall, and President Trump`s tweeted reply there was NOT point to coming unless he conceded.
Now President Trump says: "I respect Mexico and I love Mexican people," The damages is already done, the North American Free Trade Agreement is doomed. And no one South of the soon to be fortified Border believes in him at all, any more.