Mexico Shuns Approach by US Lobby Group Seeking to Work Against Trump
Gabriel Stargardter - Thomson Reuters
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May 18, 2016
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Mexico has rebuffed an approach from a U.S. lobbying group seeking a government endorsement for its efforts to counter Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a Mexican official involved in the talks.
The American Mexico Public Affairs Committee (AMxPAC), a tax-exempt "social welfare" group recently set up by Mexican-American business figures, did not ask for money but was simply testing the waters to gauge whether the government would be interested in giving it some form of support, the official said.
Keen to avoid being perceived as interfering in the domestic politics of its northern neighbor, the Mexican government rebuffed the approach, the official said.
"It would be awful if we joined them and Trump won," said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly. "The political cost would be huge."
Trump, who is all but certain to be the Republican Party presidential nominee for the Nov. 8 U.S. election, has upset many in his own party and south of the border with insulting comments about Mexican immigrants and pledges to build a wall along the Mexican frontier to keep out illegal immigrants.
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