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Macri Aims to Leverage Trump Bond in White House Visit

  • Argentine president to meet with Trump in Washington this week
  • Macri and Trump have known each other for three decades
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As Mauricio Macri prepares to travel to Washington to meet Donald Trump, he may be hoping the U.S. president won’t begrudge having been described by his Argentine counterpart as “crazy.”

Macri will steal a march on regional rivals Mexico and Brazil by paying an official visit to Trump this week as the two former businessmen seek to rekindle a relationship that goes back three decades, but which hit the rocks before the U.S. election when the Argentine leader openly backed Hillary Clinton. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski met Trump in February after requesting a meeting as part of a previously planned trip to Washington.