On Saturday (November 7) local time, after several days of intense vote counting, after calculation, Biden won the key battlefield in Pennsylvania, winning more than 270 electoral votes, exceeding the threshold required to enter the White House. .
U.S. mainstream media claimed that the Democratic candidate Biden won the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Later on the 7th, Biden issued a victory statement expressing his gratitude to the American people for their trust in him and his running partner, Kamala Harris. He called on the election campaign to end, and hoped that the American people would forget their differences and unite together. “When the election is over, it is time to leave the anger and harsh words in the past and unite as a nation,” Biden said after announcing his victory.
However, as a neighbor to the south of the United States, the President of Mexico remained silent when Biden announced his election. At the same time, many Mexicans are also concerned. Will there be any changes in the U.S. policy toward Mexico, its southern neighbor, after entering the White House? Will the US-Mexico border wall continue to be built?
Leaders of many countries sent congratulations to Biden. Why did Mexican President Lowe be so late?
In the early morning of November 8th, Beijing time, after the US mainstream media announced “Biden’s victory”, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau took the lead in congratulating him, and then leaders of many countries followed up. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau congratulated Biden and Harris via Twitter. He wrote in a tweet: “Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Our two countries are close friends, partners and allies. We have a unique relationship on the world stage. I really look forward to working with you. Work together and make progress in this area.”
Later included German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Irish Prime Minister Michel Martin, President of Zimbabwe, British Prime Minister Johnson, Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mizotakis, Austrian Prime Minister Kurtz, French President Macron, Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Modi, former US President Clinton, and former President Barack Obama have all expressed congratulations on Biden’s victory through social platforms.
But on the Mexican side of the United States’ neighbor to the south, after the news of Biden’s victory was released, many netizens were paying attention to the statement of Mexican President Lopez.
The first thing that was waiting was the speech of the Mexican Foreign Minister Ebrard on social platforms. Ebrard said that many people were asking him whether Mexican President Lopez would make a statement on the results of the US election, but because of President Lopez We are currently flying to the hurricane-hit area for inspection, so we will issue a statement on the results of the US election in the next few hours.
Then I arrived at about 6 pm on the 7th local time in Mexico, and waited for a speech by Mexican President Lopez at the press conference in the disaster area. He said that he has a very good relationship with the two presidential candidates. At the same time, he emphasized that President Lampe is very respectful of his attitude towards Mexicans and has reached many cooperation agreements between Mexico and the United States. President Lopez stated that he would wait for the final results of the relevant legal investigations and procedures on the general election by the United States before sending congratulations to the winning party.
Some analysts pointed out that this statement of the Mexican president contains several implications. The first is that Lopez will not send Biden congratulations on his victory for the time being. It can also be understood as that President Lopez does not yet believe that bye. Den has already won the election and does not think Biden will be the next president of the United States, so it is too early to send congratulations.
Second, in dealing with the results of the U.S. election, Lopez himself also said that he was “very cautious” and had to wait for the final results of legal investigations and procedures. It can be understood that President Lopez is waiting to see if it is right. Trump has the opportunity to use legal means to reverse the situation and change the current election results.
Third, he emphasized that he has a good relationship with both candidates, but he especially emphasized that Trump respects Mexicans and has reached a good agreement with Mexico. But if you look back at Trump’s words and actions during the 2016 campaign, saying that Mexico sent rapists and murderers to the United States, many Mexicans would think that Trump was offended. If President Lopez said, “Trump has always respected “Mexican”, obviously many Mexicans will not agree.
Therefore, although President Lopez stated that he “will not express his position for the time being”, this non-committal attitude can also be interpreted as a statement of “standing on Trump’s side.” This is also in line with President Lopez’s style of dealing with the United States after he took office.
Looking back at the beginning of July 2020, that is, four months before the general election, Mexican President Lopez chose to go to the United States to meet with President Trump during his first visit abroad after taking office at the end of 2018. It was the time when both Mexico and the United States were in trouble. Analysts pointed out that at that time President Lopez took the risk of the epidemic and made a hard turnaround. It took 8 hours one way to reach Washington and insisted on his visit to the United States.
Including the Mexican media, political and academic circles also pointed out at the time that Lopez was “bundled” with Trump before the U.S. election. Trump supported domestically under the circumstances of ineffective fight against the epidemic, economic recession, and racial discrimination crisis. The rate has dropped significantly, and he urgently needs to use such “home diplomacy” to “replenish blood” for the election. In addition to wooing Latino voters, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement is the first major free trade agreement renegotiated after Trump took office. Trump needs to show diplomatic results before the election.
Although it was said to celebrate the entry into force of the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, it meant to help Trump canvass votes, especially to win the votes of more than 50 million Hispanics living in the United States, of which more than 23 million were there. Hispanic Americans with voting rights.
What will happen to Biden’s policy toward Mexico after he takes office? Immigration policy is the first fire?
Then again, if we do not consider the possibility of Trump’s reliance on legal proceedings, what new changes will Biden take to Mexico’s policy after the White House will usher in a new owner? This is probably the most concerned issue for Mexicans now.
Now that Biden has announced his victory, will the border wall construction project that President Trump has been vigorously advancing continue? This wall is President Trump’s promise during the 2016 campaign and the biggest killer he has always used to play the “immigrant card”. So will Biden choose to stop the construction of the border wall?
One thing is clear: Biden does not agree with Trump’s immigration policy. First of all, although Trump has always said that the Mexicans should pay for the construction of the border wall, but in fact, the Americans are paying for the cost of building the wall, so if Biden takes power, this part of the expenditure may be rejected. Naturally, the wall construction project will also face interruption or suspension.
Biden also stated in previous elections that the construction of the border wall will be suspended. His original words were “during his tenure, the one-foot border wall will no longer be built.” In fact, whether the border wall continues to be built is just a concrete picture, it reflects the US immigration policy towards Mexico.
During the previous campaign, Biden promised to abolish Trump’s immigration policy within 100 days of taking office, including the practice of forcibly separating parents and children of smugglers at the Mexican border. He also promised to restore the Obama era’s protection against smuggling into the United States. “Fair treatment” for working taxpayers. These arguments are considered to be very in line with the tastes of Mexican voters. If he enters the main White House, will immigration policy be the first fire for his new official?
Some media pointed out that in Arizona, the hardcore Republican state, Mexican voters also helped Biden, the Democratic Party, to reverse.
It is estimated that more than 14.6 million Latino voters in the United States will vote this year, up from 12.6 million in 2016. For a long time, Latinos have been regarded as a unified group of voters. Most mainstream media and liberals in the United States believe that Trump’s anti-immigration policies and white supremacy will inevitably arouse the resentment of Latino voters.
The media now generally predict that Biden will adopt a more relaxed immigration policy, especially for asylum-seeking refugee families from Central America. They will be treated separately from factors such as drug cartels that threaten US homeland security, and provide appropriate services. Asylum and assistance.
Including groups of deported Mexicans that are active in various parts of Mexico are also active, hoping to return to the United States in the near future and reunite with their families in the United States.
But apart from immigration policy, including Biden’s economic policy toward Mexico and other specific policies, the Mexican people will also wait and see.
In his speech announcing his victory, Biden said, “We won with the highest number of votes in the history of the US presidential election.” He expressed “understanding the disappointment of Trump supporters” and called for the healing of social tears caused by political polarization.
In fact, some media have long stated that no matter who wins this election, the United States loses. This sentence means that the United States is now in a state of obvious separation. Such a state will definitely affect the United States and Mexico including Mexico. Relations with neighboring countries.