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People in Mexico react to Trump being elected

Posted at 6:44 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 12:58:52-05

Ruben Marrufo lives in Nogales, Sonora in Mexico. With the Mexican Peso hitting a record low after Donald Trump winning the presidential election, Marrufo says many people on his side of the border are nervous for what's to come.

"He doesn't like us very much," he said. "And he's showing it in front of us."

Marrufo explained he lived in the United States for a while, but ended up getting deported a few years ago. However, most of his family still lives in the United States. He's remained in contact with them, especially after Trump was elected. Both parties, unsure of how their lives may change over the course of the next four years while he takes office.

"His comments are very racist, especially against Mexicans," Marrufo said.

When it comes to building the wall separating the United States from Mexico, Marrufo believes it's unrealistic and not going to happen.

"We're going to pay for it, that's what he saying, that Mexico is going to pay for the wall," he said. "It doesn't make too much sense."

However, Faustino Quintero says he thinks President-elect Trump will build a wall separating the two countries. But added, he doesn't think it will solve any problems.

"Mexicans will still get in no matter what," he said. "He can put a fence all the way up to the clouds, and they'll still get in. Before Trump and after Trump, they're still going to get in."

Quintero says he is not happy that Trump will be the president, but acknowledged there's nothing he can do about it. When asked if he has any desire to go to and from the United States in the next few years, he responded, "¡Seguro!"

"Absolutely! I work with American tourism," Quintero said. "I go shopping in the big stores over there and we have relationships with American businesses."

Both Quintero and Marrufo say at the end of the day, they just have to wait and see what happens, and hope for the best.