President Donald Trump threatens to close the US border if Mexico not do more to stop migrants reaching United States.
The closure would disrupt border crossings,costing billions of dollars in trade.Mr.Trump’s threat follows a surge in migrants travelling through Mexico to seek asylum in US.
Mr Trump told reporters on Friday,”There’s a very good likelihood that will be closing the border next week,and that will be fine with me.”
“Stop people from coming up,but they don’t choose to do it,”Trump said.
Following President Trump’s tweets on Friday, Mr López Obrador said to a crowd of supporters: “I want to make it clear that we are not going to fight with the United States government. Peace and love.”
Since his election in 2016, Mr Trump has made repeated threats to close the US border with Mexico.
On Thursday, Mr Trump told a crowd of supporters at a rally in Michigan that the US would “close the damn border”.
On Friday, Mr López Obrador told reporters: “All this talk of migrant caravans and such is related to politics and the (US) election campaign- that’s why I’m not going to get into it.”