Lopez Obrador, a 64-year-old former mayor of Mexico City, won a landslide election victory on Sunday, dealing a crushing blow to establishment parties and becoming the first leftist to win the Mexican presidency since one-party rule ended in 2000.
Relations between Trump and Lopez Obrador will be closely watched because Trump has regularly criticized Mexico.
In comments to reporters, Trump said he believed Lopez Obrador would help the United States secure its southern border.
We’ll see what happens, but I really do believe it’s going to be a very good one,” Trump said.
He said that in the phone call, they had touched on a possible trade deal between the United States and Mexico.
Talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico to revise the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been difficult.
MORENA and its allies could win majorities in both chambers of Congress, according to projections based on results still trickling in. »