Mexico’s President responds with amity to Trump’s hostile tweets

Mexican President Andrés Manuel Luís Obrador (AMLO) said Friday that his country is “always seeking a good relationship with the United States.”

The comment comes after a barrage of tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump, where he threatened to shut down the southern border among continuing disputes with Democrats over the continuing partial government shutdown, the Associated Press reports.

“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” Trump tweeted Friday.

According to AP, the Mexican president said he has not commented on the wall funding and government shutdown “because it is an internal affair of the U.S. government.”