Mexicans Express Fury After President Gives Jared Kushner Highest National Honor

Mexicans have reacted with fury after their president granted Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner the nation’s highest honor for foreigners. Outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto praised Kushner as “a grand ally of Mexico” who helped renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Peña Nieto is expected to decorate Kushner with the Order of the Aztec Eagle during the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires next week. “Giving [Kushner] the Aztec Eagle is a supreme act of humiliation and cowardice,” tweeted historian Enrique Krauze. Carlos Bravo Regidor, a professor at the Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics, said: “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.” Peña Nieto is already deeply unpopular as he prepares to leave office at the end of the month—his approval rating stands at around 24 percent.