McAuliffe announces Mexican trade agreement, jabs Trump
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new agreement with a state in Mexico to explore trade agreements and taking a jab at President Trump.
Mr. McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Virginia and the Mexican state of Baja California had signed a memorandum of understanding to foster trade.
The announcement came as Mr. McAuliffe met with Mexican business leaders at an event in Washington.
The governor, a Democrat, tweeted that in Virginia “we build opportunities NOT walls!”
Mr. McAuliffe has been an outspoken critic of Mr. Trump, a Republican, and his promised wall on the Mexican border.
Mr. McAuliffe said that it was irresponsible to isolate the commonwealth’s third-largest trading partner, and said “hateful” rhetoric has no place in Virginia.