Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Sunday that he offered Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to buy the presidential plane, but refused it for its cost.
«His plane broke down with the Prime Minister of Canada, Trudeau, and we commanded him to say that if he wanted to buy the presidential plane from Mexico,» López Obrador said at an event in Solidarity, Quintana Roo.
«And he didn’t get in, because the plane that broke down is of lower quality and doesn’t have as many luxuries as Mexico’s presidential plane. That’s why it’s taken us a little while to sell it, get rid of that plane. It’s going to rip leclore the whole town,» he added.
López Obrador commented that whoever wins the plane in the raffle will have no problem parking it. «Whoever takes it out, there will be the airports of the Mexican Air Force to store the plane, whoever gets it through the raffia,» he said.
The Mexican representative said that next week, the issue of the plane will be resolved, although he did not specify in what sense, whether it was referring to the date of the raffia or another possibility of selling it.
«Everything you get from the raffle, by the sale of that plane will be used for medical equipment in health centers, in hospitals that are needed,» López Obrador said.
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The president has faced criticism from the opposition for refusing to use the presidential aircraft acquired in previous six years and having it for several months in the United States, without its sale.
López Obrador, meanwhile, has insisted that he will not use it because it is too luxurious, and symbolizes the waste and ostentation of previous governments.
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