Mexican Ambassador to the United States Carlos Sada said on Thursday that his country is ready to face what may come with the "uncertain political future in the U.S.," regarding the upcoming presidential elections in November.
The top diplomat said in a press conference in Philadelphia that Mexican authorities will "protect the most vulnerable,” in reference to the undocumented immigrants residing on U.S. soil.
Sada is attending the Democratic National Convention and also attended the Republican one. He said Mexico is prepared for any worst-case scenario such as mass deportations.
"We have no intention to enter into a confrontation now, we are just modulating… The bottom line is whet all possible doors," Sada said to Univision about his role in the two political conventions.
His statements also follow the recent visit to Washington by President Enrique Peña Nieto, who according to analysts has softened his tone regarding to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who had earlier compared to Hitler and Mussolini.
When Trump announced he was running for the White House, Peña Nieto slammed on his negative comments toward Mexicans, including when he said “they bring drugs and crime to the U.S.,” while also calling them “rapists.”
The Mexican leader has even gone so far as saying that he’s willing to renegotiate NAFTA between the two countries and Canada, which Trump claimed has “destroyed” the U.S. economy.
Although the Mexican government has taken a cautious attitude toward the threat posed by a possible Trump victory, it has prioritized the importance of maintaining a good relationship with its northern neighbor.
Trump has also pledged to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and make Mexico pay for it – something the Mexican president said is impossible. However, he has given assurances that his government will work with whoever succeeds Barack Obama in January. Peña Nieto will leave office at the end of 2018.