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I think an apology ... would be appropriate in this case.
I don't rule out that there will be meetings in the next few days with officials from the administration.
I think it's a welcome sign, at least I interpret it that way, that we're seeing the rhetoric is changing. A very sizeable part.
The Mexican president directed me to communicate in a courteous and respectful way, to tell the White House it would be impossible for the meeting between the two leaders to happen. A tax on American imports on Mexican products isn't a way to get Mexico to pay for a wall. It is the American consumer who would be paying. That's because here in the United States, (there are) avocados, washing machines, televisions and a number of other products that the American families buy, which would immediately affect the pocket of Americans, affect the economy of the American consumer.
If you tax exports from Mexico into the United States, you're going to make things ranging from avocados to appliances to flat-screen TVs, you're going to make them more expensive. There are things that go beyond negotiation. This is about our dignity and our pride.
A tax on Mexican imports to the United States is not a way to make Mexico pay for the wall, but to a way make the North American consumer pay for it through more expensive avocados, washing machines, televisions.
What we want is to maintain free access for Mexican products, without restrictions, without tariffs and quotas.
There is a real worry that in the face of the slowing Chinese economy the public policy response is to start a round of competitive devaluation.