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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) shakes hands with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto after giving a speech at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

The Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, met with the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, last week and assured the Mexican people that the “damaging and incredibly inaccurate rhetoric” which has been used during this year’s Presidential race is not a general belief within the American people.

“I feel almost obliged to apologize for some of what my political colleagues have said. It is about Mexico, about the Mexican people. It’s a heated campaign season, and I just want you to know Mr. President […] that, that is not who we are as the American people. It is not a view that is a view of the majority of the American people, it is exactly the opposite,” Biden said during a press conference in Los Pinos.

Even though Biden decided to act, as one would expect of a man in his position, politically correct and refrained from pointing fingers, it was more than clear that he was referring to Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants and his proposal to build a wall that Mexico would pay for.

In addition, the Vice President agreed with Peña Nieto’s speech in which he talked about a shared vision and a complementary business relationship between both countries, as well as the intention to continue developing the already existing fraternal bond among the Nations.

“United States and Mexico now make more than 1.5 billion dollars of trade per day. 6 million American workers have their jobs because of trade with Mexico. United States sells more to Mexico, than we do to Brazil, Russia, India and China combined, and 80% of Mexico’s exports go to the United States. We are…I’ll use an old expression we use back home: ‘We are joined by the hip.’ We benefit significantly from each other,” Biden asserted during his speech.

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