Imagine Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders telling the citizens of the United States to vote for her, but then telling them to hightail it out of the country after they’ve elected her. That is essentially what just happened in Mexico.
Mexican Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador issued an odd directive to his potential constituents on Thursday when he proclaimed that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”
Obrador was using the proclamation as a defense of all immigrants in the American continent and around the world. According to the Daily Caller, Obrador believes that immigrating to another country is a “human right.”
If Obrador is elected, something that seems very likely when Mexico votes on July 1, he will continue to openly push for a flood of immigrants from the entire continent to pour into the United States.
“After the victory of our movement, we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said.
It is a rather odd look for a presidential candidate to tell the citizens of the country he is hoping to run, and the neighboring countries, to flee their homeland and seek a better life elsewhere. One would think that a presidential candidate would be promising to strengthen the country, bring prosperity to that country and become a destination that would appeal to immigrants.
What do you think about Obrador’s comments?