Mexicans boycott American brands in protest of Pres. Trump

MEXICO (WCMH) — Mexicans furious at President Donald Trump’s proposed wall are calling to boycott American brands like McDonald’s, Walmart, and Starbucks.

CNN reports the hashtags #AdiosStarbucks and #AdiosProductosGringos started trending after President Trump signed an executive order for the construction of the wall, and threatened to fund it with a 20 percent tax on Mexican goods.

People are also whacking away at piñatas of the American president.

The single biggest concern is over the fate of NAFTA. The trade deal has favored Mexican exports to the United States–by far its biggest trading partner. But Mexico is also the second-largest market for US exports.

The very public standoff has prompted Mexicans to rally around their normally unpopular leader, Enrique Peña Nieto.

On Wednesday, he launched the “Hecho en Mexico” (Made in Mexico) campaign.

“We have the capacity to open ourselves to the world, to compete with the best and to be the best in the world!” he said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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