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Trump’s Border Talk Goes South, Will Delay Closure and Pressure Mexico Instead

Trump’s latest proposal would put the onus on Mexico to clean up their act over the course of several months.

President Trump is, at times, a seemingly desperate man.

That’s no fault of his own, however.  He is often at odds with those around him, and you can see it on his face.  Trump broods, and points, and crosses his arms when things aren’t going his way because, well, we should know how our President feels.

When Trump threatened on several occasions to close the southern border of our great nation, there was certainly quite a bit of pushback from all manner of political persons.  Some decried that the move would only serve to exacerbate the very real humanitarian crisis occurring on the border, while others raised the alarm over the profound impact that such a move would have on our economy.

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We were even told that we, as a nation, would run out of avocados within weeks should the President pull the plug on American-Mexican access.

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Amid all this, the President almost certainly faced criticisms of the threat internally, in The White House.

Today, the President responded to the growing pressure regarding these threats, and proposed a one-year waiting period, putting the onus on Mexico to clean up their act.

Trump told reporters at the White House that he would give Mexico a year to halt the flow of illegal drugs coming into the United States. If the drugs don’t stop, he said, the U.S. will impose tariffs on Mexican autos. If that doesn’t work, Trump said, then the U.S. would close the U.S.-Mexican border.

“That will be a very powerful incentive,” he said.

Trump insisted he wasn’t bluffing.

“I will do it,” he said. “I don’t play games.”

Trump also decried the assistance that Mexico has given to the large and brazen migrant caravans who have been traveling from Central America to the United States over the course of the last several months.

 

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