Bloomberg: President of Mexico is already a YouTube star
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has become a Youtube star, as live broadcasts of his morning press conferences reach thousands of spectators and allow him to "dominate public discourse," according to a report by the US media Bloomberg.
A note signed by Nacha Cattan indicates that, at 65 years of age, "the president is alone in the region, perhaps in the world, maintaining such a relentless schedule" and emphasizes that, probably, six weeks have been enough for AMLO to answer directly more questions from the press than his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto, in six years.
Bloomberg also states that although they may "lack substance" some of the statements of AMLO, his morning lectures from the National Palace allow him to dominate the public and media discourse, "without leaving oxygen for almost anyone else."
The report also points out that López Obrador uses his morning messages to release "bombs," such as announcing a pause in energy bids, "dodging questions about thorny issues," such as the cancellation of the New Mexico International Airport (NAIM), or criticizing the fifí press, a term translated into English in the note as posh media.