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Mexican Senator Ready To Stand Up To Trump Administration

Sen. Armando Ríos Piter has called for a Mexican boycott of American corn to retaliate against President Trump's trade policies.
Independent leftist opposition Sen. Armando Rios Piter, who has launched a legislative proposal to buy corn from Brazil and Argentina, poses during a photo session on March 23, 2017 in Mexico City. (Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexican Sen. Armando Ríos Piter, who plans to run for president in the next election, has called for a Mexican boycott of American corn to retaliate against President Trump’s trade policies.

Piter (@RiosPiterJaguar) talks about the future of U.S.-Mexico relations with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

Interview Highlights

On Trump’s most recent statements on the border wall

“I don’t understand Mr. Trump. I think he may be bipolar, he may be schizophrenic. He sends these kind of tweets, but before, his Minister of the Interior, Minister of Homeland Security was saying that Mexico was being of so much help to the U.S. regarding security. So I don’t understand who I should believe. Of course, I should hear President Trump first of all, but his signals, the way he’s doing, the way he’s thinking

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