Press: “Why are we out of gas?”

Obrador: “Cus we be fitin’ gas theft, but don’t go out panic buying”

Also Press: “COUNTRY RUNS OUT OF GAS WE’RE GONNA DIE”

Obrador: “WE DON’T HAVE A SHORTAGE*!”

Press: “But what about the reports from people?”

Obrador: “No like, we have gas, we just haven’t been able to distribute it”

Press: “So, a shortage?”

Obrador (two days later): “Yes, and it’s because a fuel duct from Tuxpan to Mexico City was broken into”

Press: “Wait a second”

Obrador: “?!?!”

Press: “Isn’t your energy secretary a nationalist crazy person?”

Obrador (softly): “Erm, no....”

Press: “Then why are there like ten fuel tankers parked outside Tuxpan instead of delivering fuel?”

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Obrador: “What?”

WSJ:

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Obrador: “Okay, maybe she’s a bit too nationalist”

Press: “WE’RE GONNA DIEEEEEEE"