WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump congratulated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on taking office as Mexico’s new president on Monday.
Trump tweeted that Lopez Obrador had a “tremendous political victory with the great support of the Mexican People.” Trump predicted the two will “work well together for many years to come!”
Lopez Obrador was sworn in to office on Saturday. More than 30 million Mexicans voted for him in a sweeping July 1 election victory.
The day he was sworn in, Lopez Obrador signed an agreement with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to work on a plan to stem migration to the U.S. from those countries. The issue of Central American migrants has vexed Trump, who has complained that Mexico hasn’t done enough to stop the flow.
Trump has sent thousands of troops to the southern border.