Mexico City: The outgoing Mexico government said it would bestow the country top honor for foreigners on Jared Kushner, U.S President Donald Trump son-in-law, a decision quickly met with derision by critics on Social Media.
In a statement the government said that as a Senior White House Adviser Kushner, will be admitted to the Order of the Aztec Eagle because of his significant contributions to a new North American trade pact agreed to in August.
In Trump administration, Kushner often played a vital role meeting with Mexican and other foreign leaders and helping broker the deal to update 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. In last September Canada joined the pact.
On Thursday, the outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto will be present the award and it is expected to be formally presented to Kushner on the sidelines of the G-20 summit of world leaders in Buenos Aires reported by Mexican newspaper. The summit is also where the leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada are expected to sign the revamped regional trade deal.
On Twitter the honor bestowed to Kushner was a trending topic, where it appeared to be mostly criticized by prominent Mexicans.
Enrique Krauze worte in one post “ Giving him the Aztec Eagle reflects a supreme attitude of humiliation and cowardice”
Gael Bernal the Mexican actor wrote that “ the decision to honor Kushner was tremendously shameful”