Disinfo: Critics of Mexican president’s visit to Trump are Soros-influenced globalists

Summary

Globalists on both sides of the border, addicted to multimedia outlets owned by megaspeculator George Soros, criticised the visit of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Donald Trump under the unfounded argument that this would give the US president the Latin/Hispanic vote.

Disproof

Contrary to the claim, criticism of the visit paid by Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Donald Trump is largely driven by a long series of comments on Mexicans by the US president that many of them considered offensive, such as calling them “rapists” (as he did in 2015 and 2018) and accusing them of “bringing drugs and crime” to the US; by the threat of imposing crippling tariffs on Mexico, which he once called “an enemy country”; and by the decision to build a border wall that seriously harms communities in northern Mexico while claiming that the Mexican government would pay for it, among other things. The affirmation that the people expressing this criticism are globalists influenced by Soros-owned media is a conspiracy theory not backed by any evidence.

This also fits into a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about mainstream media being controlled by billionaire George Soros and shaping public opinion against President Trump (and, in this case, against leftist López Obrador too). The article also has an anti-Semitic undertone, a frequent feature in pro-Kremlin media, as shown by the reference to “Talmudic” Jared Kushner, a not very subtle euphemism for “Jew”.

You can see other examples of these disinformation narratives in our database, such as claims that George Soros is funding US riots, though at the same time his followers fear that this may lead to Trump’s reelection; that Trump’s impeachment was a failed plot by a group of Democrats obsessed with Soros, and that the whistleblower who triggered it had also links to the billionaire; that Soros-funded globalists want to take advantage of Covid-19 to abolish cash, privacy and the family; or that Soros is behind political vandalism in Mexico City.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 205
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: Mexico, US
  • Keywords: Donald Trump, George Soros
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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