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OffbeatKushner receives 'Aztec Eagle' award from Mexican government

00:20  01 december  2018
00:20  01 december  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Kushner received the " Aztec Eagle " for his work developing the trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, which was negotiated to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Mexican government 's press release on the honor praised Kushner in Spanish

Kushner received the " Aztec Eagle " for his work developing the trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, which was negotiated to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Mexican government 's press release on the honor praised Kushner in Spanish

Kushner receives 'Aztec Eagle' award from Mexican government© Credit: CBSNews 1016-cbsn-vyd-kushner-1686631-640x360.jpg

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, was awarded the "Order of the Aztec Eagle" by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday, hours after Mr. Trump and Peña Nieto signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. The ceremony took place in Argentina, where world leaders are gathered for the G20 summit.

Kushner received the "Aztec Eagle" for his work developing the trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, which was negotiated to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Mexican government's press release on the honor praised Kushner in Spanish, saying that "Mr. Kushner's participation was a determining factor in starting the NAFTA renegotiation process and avoiding a unilateral exit by the United States from that treaty." Mr. Trump had repeatedly threatened to leave NAFTA before the USMCA was negotiated.

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^ "Jared Kushner receives " Aztec Eagle " award from Mexican government ". "Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance, an indication he may no longer be a focus of the special counsel".

The Mexican government said Tuesday that it will award Jared Kushner , the president’s son-in-law, senior adviser, and man in charge of many, many things at the White House, with its highest honor for foreigners. The Order of the Aztec Eagle — or La Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca in Spanish

"While there has been a lot of tough talk, I have seen the genuine respect and care that President Trump has for Mexico and the Mexican people, and I do believe we have been able to put that in the right light," Kushner said.

The U.S. relationship with Mexico has been one of the issues under Kushner's purview as senior adviser. Kushner has developed a close relationship with current Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who has had an influence on American foreign policy. Videgaray personally made changes to Mr. Trump's speech announcing an executive order calling for the construction of a border wall in February 2017.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted a picture of Kushner receiving the "Aztec Eagle" on Twitter.

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The Aztec Eagle honors non- Mexicans for their service to the country. Once Mr. Kushner is decorated, he will be in the company of Queen Elizabeth II, King Philip VI of Spain, Nelson Mandela, Bill and Melinda Gates, Gabriel García Márquez, historians, scientists and a rock star philanthropist, Bono.

The country's government said the Order of the Aztec Eagle goes to the White House senior adviser for his role in trade talks, a move some Mexicans are calling a "humiliation." Criticism of the outgoing president awarding Kushner with the Order of the Aztec Eagle has been swift and harsh.

"Incredible honor for Jared and great moment for the entire Trump administration," Sanders said.

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