Kelly warns Mexico not to elect leftist
The Trump administration waded into Mexico’s presidential election Wednesday, with Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly cautioning against Mexicans picking a left-wing candidate.
While the election is still a year away, in July 2018, polling shows that Manuel Lopez Obrador, a two-time loser in presidential elections, is now a front-runner. His anti-American approach to politics has resonated with Mexicans furious at President Trump’s verbal attacks on their nation.
Under questioning by Sen. John McCain, Mr. Kelly said his election would be bad for both countries.
“It would not be good for America, or for Mexico,” said Mr. Kelly, a former Marine Corps general whose purview in the military had included running Southern Command, which covers South America and Central America.