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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:53 PM

Trump Is Awfully Sensitive About His Confusing Immigration Deal With Mexico

President Trump’s big immigration deal with Mexico hasn’t exactly gone over the way he expected when he announced it on Friday. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the particulars of the deal were agreed upon months ago, not in response to Trump’s recent threats to hike up tariffs on Mexican goods, leading the president to spend most of the weekend railing against the paper while cryptically touting a mystery provision that has yet to be announced publicly.

On Monday morning, Trump again teased that the deal includes something “very important” that “will be revealed in the not too distant future.” But if Mexico doesn’t certify the agreement, Trump warned: “Tariffs will be reinstated!”


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Trump made a similar tease on Sunday, writing that “some things not mentioned in yesterday press release, one in particular, were agreed upon” and that they “will be announced at the appropriate time.” Some have speculated that the unknown part of the deal could be a “safe third country” agreement, which would give the United States the ability to reject asylum claims made by migrants who had not first applied for asylum in Mexico, although, as the New York Times points out, officials from both countries have denied this was part of the deal. The White House has not offered clarification as to what Trump was referring. It’s entirely possible it’s nothing, as often seems to be case whenever Trump vaguely promises something will be happen in the future or at an “appropriate time.”

The threat to Mexican legislators on Monday was followed by yet another dig at the Times, which on Saturday reported that the key specifics of the deal with Mexico were not agreed upon in response to Trump’s recent tariff threat, as the president led his followers to believe.


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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-immigration-deal-mexico-tariffs-846165/

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:57 PM

1. Mexican foreign Sec: it wasn't "fully signed and documented," as Trump had claimed on Twitter.

Trump is a fool but he doubles down on his foolishness for all the world to see!



https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/10/trump-mexico-deal-tariffs-1358914

................The president took particular umbrage with comments made by Myron Brilliant, the U.S. Chamber’s head of international affairs, on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday morning. Soon after Brilliant criticized Trump’s “weaponization of tariffs,” the president called into CNBC to respond, bashing the Chamber and saying he may resign his membership in the group as a result.


“He’s not protecting our country. He’s doing a very big disservice,” the president said of Brilliant. “He’s protecting all of those companies that are members that like it just the way they are. And they have companies in Mexico, and they have companies in China.”

It’s not just the Chamber that has clashed with the administration over Trump’s trade policies. Senate Republicans publicly criticized the president’s threat to slap Mexico with escalating tariffs, and even warned that they might try to block him.

Mexico said as part of the agreement it would send 6,000 troops from its newly formed National Guard to the country’s southern border with Guatemala, a move aimed at cutting off the flow of migrants bound for the U.S. border. But the step had already been under discussion before Trump's threats to slap a 5 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico.

The deal also involved an expansion of the “remain in Mexico” policy, which forces certain non-Mexican asylum seekers to wait in Mexico pending the resolution of their cases in the U.S.

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said that his government would consider a regional asylum agreement if the steps its is currently taking fail to stem the tide of migrants. Ebrard said he believed that was the “very important” part of the deal that Trump teased earlier on Monday, but he suggested that it wasn’t “fully signed and documented,” as Trump had claimed on Twitter.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:21 PM

2. "54-40 or I'll impose tariffs on Canada!"

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