Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, will receive the highest honor Mexico bestows on foreigners, and Mexicans are not happy. Despite the fact that Kushner is part of a government that has spent the better part of the last two years disparaging Mexicans, Enrique Peña Nieto, the Latin American country’s outgoing president, will prize Kushner with the Order of the Aztec Eagle for being “a grand ally of Mexico.” Kushner played a role in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
“He has been an important actor in the objective of having a good understanding of the new government that entered two years ago,” EPN reportedly told Mexican media, according to The Guardian.
A press release from the Mexican government credited Kushner with beginning renegotiations and with preventing the United States from exiting the treaty. However, many believe that honoring Kushner with the award, which Nelson Mandela and Cesar Chavez were previously, is an embarrassment to the country.
Carlos Bravo Regidor, a professor at the Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics, told The Guardian: “This is the perfect ending for Peña Nieto’s term: an insuperable illustration of the indignity of his government’s position regarding Trump. It’s the final kick in the crotch for Mexicans.”
Read on to see how other Mexicans feel about the award.