Skip to comments.Mnuchin says Trump still has authority to impose tariffs if Mexico does not abide by deal
Posted on 06/08/2019 10:18:29 AM PDT by Innovative
Our expectation is that Mexico will do what theyve committed to do and our expectation is that we wont need to put tariffs in place, but obviously if thats not the case, the president retains that authority, Mnuchin told Reuters.
Trump announced Friday evening that the U.S would indefinitely suspend planned tariffs against Mexico, which were scheduled to go into effect on Monday.
In return, Mexico agreed to deploy its national guard to crack down on Central American migrants travelling through the country on their way to the U.S. southern border.
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The microsecond the pressure is off?
METHico will immediately return to her fell ways.
It will be hard for Mexico to enforce this, since they will be fighting the cartels and the corrupt Mexican officials.
But they have serious incentives to abide by the deal. Trump is not kidding.
I thought I heard POTUS can throw this deal out the window in 90 days if Mexico fails to perform. My question is do we have to wait 90 days if we get an immediate lackluster response? A lot of illegals can flood over in 3 months.
I don’t think we need to wait at all. If they keep coming, tariffs are implemented right away. I think that is the point, and it is an important one.
Reserving the right to reimpose the tariffs ought to include provision to make the skip straight to 10% which was to have been phase 2.
Not even worried. DJT didn’t play games.
Here is what I have observed about this whole Mexican tariff thing and the left’s multiple pearl clutching reactions:
Trump announces tariffs.
Leftists scream “it’ll hurt consumers! He doesn’t care about the consumer!”
Trump announces negotiations.
Leftists scream “Mexico will never submit to these threats!”
Trump announces signed agreement.
Leftists scream “Trump caved!”
Trump announces details of agreement showing he won.
Leftists scream “Trump gave away too much to Mexico!”
I’m hoping you’re right.
tax all remittances! must address the illegals that are here already
Of course he does, if Mexico doesn’t comply the ‘deal’ is null and void.
I am sure Trump is keeping a close eye on compliance.
“I thought I heard POTUS can throw this deal out the window in 90 days”
You kidding me? I didnt hear nor read that one. Then why did he OUT OF THE BLUE come up with “10 days or tariffs” threats? Trump has no patience for this sh*t. If he couldnt stand 10 days, then where does he get the patience for 90 days?
If they renig, or play “fast and loose” on the “deal”: WHACK THEM so HARD and so FAST that they won’t try and pull a fast one ever again.
I don’t trust them at all, period. Me thinks they are trying to play President Trump for a fool. Hopefully they’ll get the message loud and clear:
President Trump is no one’s fool.
Talk to Congress about that one. Especially the Republicans that didn’t do anything for two years.
So? If they don’t stop them, TARIFFS !
all I’ve seen and heard is that the President backed down.
is there an exact list of what was agreed?
i’m still trying to find details.
The mexos “backed down” BIGLY.
Doubtful the illicit drug trade requires the volume of illegals crossing into the US.
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