MEXICO CITY — The mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, stressed that the ideas and comments of presumptive republican nominee Donald Trump do not represent the opinions of citizens and businessmen that maintain friendly and commercial exchanges with Mexicans or latinos in general.
“I don’t think that business, businessmen and citizens will let anyone meddle in the solid relationship there exists between Mexico and the United States. I invite politicians to build bridges, not walls, and to understand the human nature of other individuals. That is the spirit we are trying to promote,” said Mike Rawlings, mayor of Dallas.
The Dallas mayor pointed out that 46 percent of the population of Fort Worth is latino, mainly Mexican-American, and represents 42 percent in his own city.
He said that should Donald Trump achieve power, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be at risk.
“If Trump wins the election, I would hope congress and the president would make advances to try and approve this law,” he commented.
Mike Rawlings also mentioned that a wall was impossible because “the American congress would never allow it, it is physically impossible to build it. I would bet my bottom dollar and my children’s bottom dollar that the wall won’t be built.”
Both mayors headed a commercial mission to Mexico City, with the aim of building new economic, cultural and official bonds between the Dallas-Fort Worth region and Mexico.
During 2015, Mexico and North Texas traded up to $1.3 billion.