Mexican president ramps up anti-Republican rhetoric, urges Hispanics not to give DeSantis ‘any votes’
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador again waded into the U.S. political situation on Thursday when he urged Hispanics not to vote for newly-declared presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — the latest example of the Mexican president meddling in U.S. elections against Republicans.
Lopez Obrador spoke at a press conference a day after DeSantis declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2024. DeSantis has taken a hard stance against illegal immigration, and has called for greater security at the border — including shutting down the border with Mexico.
Lopez Obrador accused DeSantis of pushing “anti-immigrant” policies and urged Hispanics not to vote for him.
“I hope the Hispanics of Florida wake up and don’t give him any votes, that they don’t vote for those who persecute migrants, those who don’t respect migrants,” he said, according to The Guardian.
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks at the National Palace in Mexico City on Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
The remarks are the latest instance of meddling in U.S. elections by the unpredictable Mexican premier, who has fumed at Republican criticism of his handling of immigration