While staying in the hostel in Guanajuato, I was livestreaming the second presidential debate between Trump and Clinton. One of the other hostel guests, a young Mexican girl, noticed what I was watching and we started to talk.
Of course, I wanted to know what Mexicans think of Trump, after he called them rapists and murderers and after his announcement that he was going to build a great wall if he was elected president. A wall for which Mexicans would have to pay.
The girl explained to me that, yes, at first she was outraged and upset, like any Mexican was. But then, after she cooled down a little, she came to realize:
There will be a wall. And, yes, Mexicans are going to pay for it. Why? 3 simple reasons:
A project like this would create thousands of jobs for at least 3-4 years.
Cemex is a global, mexican company and the third largest producer of cement in the wordl. A wall along the Mexican border? That’s nine-figure profits! Because of course the cement would have to come from Cemex.
And reason #3.
The Mexican government, as well as Cemex, are corrupt. They wouldn’t want to miss out on such a golden opportunity to launder.
Even I had to admit that this is impressively plausible logic.