McAuliffe an­nounces Mex­i­can trade agree­ment, jabs Trump

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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.

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