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Pandemic warms relationship between Trump, Mexican president

Pandemic warms relationship between Trump, Mexican president
Posted at 3:02 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 15:02:53-04

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic could have been a fraught moment for U.S.-Mexico relations — two leaders from opposite ends of the political spectrum facing the largest crisis ever confronted by either administration.

Instead, presidents Donald Trump and Andrés Manuel López Obrador are carrying on like old pals.

Things appear so chummy between them that the Mexican president, who has not traveled outside his country since taking office nearly 18 months ago, is talking about visiting his U.S. counterpart.

It's almost enough to forget that less than a year ago Trump threatened crippling tariffs on Mexican exports.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering