Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador praised U.S.-Mexico relations during a speech at the White House Tuesday while on his first foreign trip as president to Washington.

López Obrador gave a joint news conference with President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly taken shots at Mexico and Mexican migrants to rally his base.

López Obrador has had a surprisingly warm relationship with Trump. He likes to point out that more recently Trump helped Mexico reach a deal with other oil-producing nations to cut production and aided Mexico in obtaining more ventilators to face the coronavirus pandemic.

Both presidents spoke about a blossoming friendship that seems to stem from their pursuit of unapologetically nationalist agendas.

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