The Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrardwas criticized by the local press and Internet users, after having taken a selfie during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Given this, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has come out in defense of his ambassador by dismissing the questions to which, in turn, he pointed out as having political interests.
The Daily Mail was one of the most important media outlets that highlighted the criticism of the chancellor because He dedicated a note to him in which he took up the reactions of different users disapproving of the act. The DailyMirror made another publication in the same sense. However, López Obrador downplayed what happened by ensuring that the former head of government of Mexico City made a worthy representation.
“In London there is a very tabloid press toovery alarmist. From there are those who are dedicated to persecuting personalities. They prevail there. Marcelo Ebrard is an extraordinary public servant, a very worthy representative of Mexico. He went there because it was up to him, I had to take care of the national holidays and other activities here. He represents me very well.”said the president from the National Palace.
The media coverage of the situation has been explained by López Obrador as a consequence of the electoral dispute that is looming ahead of the 2024 presidential elections in which both Ebrardas the head of government claudia sheinbaum and the Secretary of the Interior Adam Augusto Lopezare emerging as the pre-candidates of Morena, the party with the greatest coverage and current in power.
“Now, since we are in the political season, well, whatever he or Claudia or Adán or any other possible candidate does is cause for questioning and that’s how it’s going to be from now on, but I respect the three of them a lot, they’re like my brothers. Although I have many brothers and sisters, friends and friends, ”she assured.
Among the mentions of the president, the absence of the senator stands out. Ricardo Monrealwho has also made public his aspirations to the position as part of the self-styled “4T” movement and who since then seems to be the room in contentionsince it has been excluded on more than one occasion in this type of reference.
Morena’s detractors used the exposure that has prevailed in the way in which Ebrard has developed in social networks, to criticize their performance and their political aspirations. Regarding the episode that took place in Westminster Abbey, it was former President Vicente Fox who launched one of the most prominent lawsuits against the chancellor.
“Poor guy as long as he’s president, THE IGNOMY”, wrote Fox Quesada through his Twitter account this Monday, September 19. She also cited another tweet in which they referred to the official’s selfie where they pointed it out as disrespectful.
Another character who echoed what happened was the panista Javier Lozano who commented: “Hey, if you’re going to a funeral, skip taking selfies. #NoBeOrdinary”, referring to the photo. But this has not been the only point because days before, during the military civic parade on September 16, Ebrard recorded a video for TikTok in which he included the former president of Bolivia Evo Morales.
Lozano did not let the fact pass and launched: “I don’t know which community manager be worse. But those of the 4T (including Arturo Zaldívar) have no mother. And so, do you want to be president Marcelo Ebrard? Don’t suck.”