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Trump’s Pragmatic Tariff Plan is Already Moving Mexico.At the very least, given Mexico’s immediate response and attempt to negotiate on this matter, we can agree tariffs are an effective tool to cause action from previously unwilling parties.Make no mistake, tariffs and immigration have no inherent connection, but the President has identified the most important asset available to us is not our military. In a nuclear world a “guns up” conflict of any size is both politically and practically unfeasible.The most valuable and persuasive asset we have is the American consumer.Countries like China and Mexico are dependent on U.S. consumers to finance their economies.In the case of Mexico, aside from taking advantage of and breaking rules to gain access to the American consumer, the Mexican government also stands idly by while Mexican cartels operate lawlessly across our shared border, and “asylum seekers” from Central and South America march through in an effort to cross into the United States.It is evidently within the power of the Mexican government to address both issues. But it is simply not in the interest of Mexico to do so. Just like China and other countries the President has opened negotiations with, our counter parties need to be presented with a worse outcome than the status quo in order to force action. History has repeatedly proven that kind words and diplomatic summits aren’t enough.The President has presented Mexico with that worse outcome. https://humanevents.com/2019/06/07/trumps-pragmatic-tariff-plan-is-already-moving-mexico/
Is the BBC a fully owned subsidiary of CNN?
mell saysTDSSevere TDS. Trump does something they say it is nothing. Trump does nothing they say he should do something.
Mexican authorities say they intercepted four tractor-trailers packed with nearly 800 migrants. https://t.co/3asa3g9uhs pic.twitter.com/ZBUXzAR6sy— ABC News (@ABC) June 17, 2019
Mexican authorities say they intercepted four tractor-trailers packed with nearly 800 migrants. https://t.co/3asa3g9uhs pic.twitter.com/ZBUXzAR6sy
said the agreement was "not a negotiation, it was a surrender"