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Mexico isn’t taking Trump’s threats seriously now

Friday, August 25, 2017

I am returning from spending a day in Mexico City speaking with business and government leaders, Larry Summers writes in his regular blog. Relative to my last visit to Mexico in March, leaders have moved from being appalled and alarmed by the Trump administration to being appalled and bemused.

I suppose this is a kind of progress for the US, if not for the US president. It is not that they find Donald Trump’s rhetoric any more rational than they did a few months ago. But they have come to understand that because of the strength of American institutions and the ineptitude of the president, there is likely to be less connection between his rhetoric and action than they had previously supposed.

Source: Financial Times