Trump Announces He Is Imposing New Tariffs on Mexico

Politico:

“President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods from Mexico until its leaders took steps to curb illegal immigration to the United States.

“On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied … at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.”

A short time later, the White House followed up with details: The tariff will increase to 10 percent on July 1; 15 percent on Aug. 1; 20 percent on Sept. 1; and 25 percent on Oct. 1. …”

Wait a minute.

If memory serves, Blompf gave Mexico a year to fix the border after the GOP Senate voted to block his national emergency over the border wall. Why is he changing his tune now?

Politico:

“Republicans are warning President Donald Trump that he could sabotage his hopes of a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico if he follows through on plans to impose harsh new tariffs on the latter country.

“The [U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement] would provide much-needed certainty to our agriculture community, at a time when they need it,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said in a statement Friday. “If the president goes through with this, I’m afraid progress to get this trade agreement across the finish line will be stifled.”

She joined Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and a number of business groups who criticized Trump’s latest tariff move and warned it could imperil approval of the replacement for NAFTA, the president’s top legislative priority. …”

Such has been the story of the entire Trump presidency.

Blompf has twisted in the wind in the White House with no support from the GOP Congress except to advance its own agenda on issues like tax cuts, Israel and criminal justice reform. He responds to congressional inaction on his more populist agenda by making these grand token gestures. There is no follow up and it usually goes nowhere and the result is nothing really changes.

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3 Comments

  1. Bibi Netyanhu We’re gonna build a wall and America will pay for it the wall just got 10 ft higher folks MIGA!

    • I’m Catholic and I am for the heavy tariffs on Mexico! It’s time to wake up and stop this madness at the border ?

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