By PoliZette Staff | June 7, 2019
The president made a dramatic announcement on Friday night related to the war on illegal immigration and the ongoing crisis at the southern border.
“I am pleased to inform you,” he wrote in two related tweets at 8:31 p.m. on Friday night, “that the United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico.”
“The tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended,” he continued.
“Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of migration through Mexico, and to our southern border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, illegal immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.”
“Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department,” he added.
As Fox News’ Tucker Carlson noted during his evening program on Friday, just as Trump shared his message, “The news moves fast … Remarkable.”
I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
The president had announced last week that starting June 10, the U.S. would impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexico — and that it would increase over time until illegal immigrants stopped crossing into our country.
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Earlier this week, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, host of “The Ingraham Angle,” asked the president during an exclusive interview about the tariffs — and what Mexico needed to do to “stem” the “massive tide” of illegal immigrants flowing across our border — “140,000 people in May” alone.
“When you’re the piggy bank that everybody steals and robs from, and they deceive you, like they’ve been doing for 25 years, tariffs are a beautiful thing,” replied Trump. “It’s a beautiful word if you know how to use them properly. Republicans should love what I’m doing because I view tariffs in two phases. Number one, it’s great to negotiate with, because people don’t want to be tariffed for coming into the United States. They don’t want that. And number two, frankly they’re going to make a fortune because all the companies are going to move back into the country.”
“But isn’t that Congress’ fault for not passing asylum reform?” Ingraham pressed him.
“Yes,” Trump replied.
“Why does it seem like Mexico is bearing the brunt?”
“They [Mexico] are letting millions of people walk up through their country,” said the president, “and they shouldn’t let anybody walk up through their country. I mean, frankly, we shouldn’t even have to have border patrol. Border patrol’s doing incredibly, you know they apprehended over 100,000 people last [month] … And by the way that [the 140,000 in May] is not even close to our record, because if you go back 13-14 years ago, it was crazy numbers, but I don’t want this. I want people to come in legally,” added Trump.
“We want the people that we want and I want a merit-based system, but we shouldn’t have anybody,” he continued. “They shouldn’t be able to walk through Mexico. And now I’ve told Mexico, ‘If you don’t stop this onslaught, this invasion’ — people get angry when I use the word invasion, people like Nancy Pelosi that honestly don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. I watched her. She was saying we have to protect Mexico. We have to take care of Mexico. Look, I’m dealing with Mexico right now. They send in $500 billion worth of drugs, they kill 100,000 people, they ruin a million families every year. If you look at that, that’s really an invasion without the guns.”
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I’ll wait to see the results and permanent changes that are made before I start tooting PRESIDENT TRUMPS horn. as the man says the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I have seen MANY political solutions that have been cheered by the headlines but when push comes to shove very little was actually accomplished. As I recall when PRESIDENT REAGAN signed an agreement that both the D’genrats and Rinos approved it was supposed to seal the border and limit the number of immigrants. The politicians reneged on both factors the border REMAINED OPEN and illegal aliens kept pouring into the country.
President Trump wins again…
If your little boy survives the Democrat abortion push, then the preschool toxic masculinity attack, he must face displacement in school , etc. by illegal aliens and must pay tuition when illegals get it free, then wage erosion due to competition from illegals. Then his kids will be under attack.. Democrats are committed to destroying our country. We need more Trumps.
I’ll BELIEVE Mexico is complying; By visual PROOF they are doing what they promised! STOPPING them from coming throught THEIR Southern border! They have done a lousy job so far! Weakly putting up barriers that the invaders VICIOUSLY tear down instantly!
Until multiple measures are used (stop sending OUR tax money into the rogue countries who PAY it to drug trafficer’s to overwhelm OUR country with USURPERS), it will continue!!
WELL PRES TRUMP…..IT WILL TAKE 6 MORE YEARS TO “REPAIR” THE HORRIBLE DAMAGE DONE BY THE OSAMA/JARRETT ADMINISTRATION!
It all sounds so wonderful! But what EXACTLY is Mexico going to do now because of all of this? NOTHING!!! Just a lot of vague promises. We should be hearing how many extra Mexican soldiers are going to the border with Guatemala, among many other things. We should’ve imposed the tariffs anyway, beginning at 25%.
Make no mistake. The number of illegal migrants coming into the United States is an invasion. 140,000 coming into the United States in May is, in military terms (I served in the Army), 14 full divisions – several Corps – several armies or even army groups. STOP THE INVASION!
I’ll give 10-1 odds that by October nothing will have changed and the border will still be out of control. Anyone that trusts the Mexican government to honor its agreement might be interested in my oilfield development project in Nigeria or my goldmine in South Africa. Please send credit card details for the chance of a lifetime.
Outstanding perseverance & show of power by President Trump.
The most powerful nation on earth should not go kissing Mexico’s A@@.
We’ve got every right to stop the ILLEGAL INVASION of our nation & to protect our borders from the Drug Cartels. Mexico has got to start proving it’s an ally not a major security threat worse than Saddam Hussein and Bashar Al Assad.
Just the threat of imposing a 5 percent tariff on Mexico , president Trump effectively built a virtual wall for the Southern border , and Mexico pays for it ; his campaign promise is kept . He is incredibly smart and PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT !
This is going to be a blow to China, now Mexico’s economy would improve.
This is great and I can only hope that it becomes a longterm fix.
The reason the Democrats are pushing the open borders thing is telling when you look at their fight to keep the Citizenship Question off the US Census for 2020, they are looking to redistribute the number of Representatives out of Conservative states and into the Fascist states like California, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Washington.
Sounds good, but I want footage of these 6000 Mexican troops going to their southern border and doing as we, the people, through Trump demanded. Call me cynical, but it’s for good reason
I admit that I at the outset of his 2016 campaign, I did not have much trust in Trump the candidate. I changed my tune on the day he debated Hilliary Clinton on the question about what kind of Federal judicial appointments he would favor. Clinton went on about ‘fairness’ and ‘social justice’ while Trump simple stated ‘Constitutional originalists’ and that is all I needed to hear. So far I am pleased.
I am not a huge fan of tariffs, but then why support tax policies that undermine the US economy and the balance of trade. The anti-tariff Republicans need to explain to me why a 25-30% corporate tax rate is fair, while a 5-10% tariff, or tax on foreign goods is too high. Anyone?
Does this mean if we extrapate Schumer and Pelosi over there they won’t be able to get back… please…
You think so, eh! If true (big IF) their troops are a lot cheaper than ours, EH?
Turns out – in a way – Mexico is indeed helping us secure our border. Baby steps I supposed but we are not paying for their troops are we
“…MANY thanks, from Canada !”
Great job president Trump. Thank you.
The “old guard” is more worried about seeing their sorry fannies in orange jumpsuits and a prison cell! They need to stay in power to be able to keep covering up all their crimes–THAT is why they went NUTS when Pres. Trump beat Hillary. They were in a PANIC about how to keep covering up all the crimes against this country that they had ALREADY committed! Remember what she said to Donna Brazille in the hallway during the Presidential debates? “If he wins, we are all going to hang from nooses. You better FIX this s**t!”
And in response, Donna Brazille was FEEDING her the debate questions prior to the debate!
The old guard in Washington D.C. is screaming. Now why would they complain ? The only reason too is President Trump is making headway in improving the lives of the United States CITIZENS. The old guard CANNOT accept that.
Looks like you’re the one ‘been smokin’
RussM. has been the bodyman of Obama for years so he knows the truth.
Truth???? From Trump???? Whatcha been smokin’ man? Only things he says that are true are the names of his wife and kids! Rest is BS!!! Oh yeah, he does know Putin’s name and gets China and Mexico correct
I agree totally with the President on all of his statements regarding the issues at hand. ( ie: tariffs, legal immigration, etc.) So proud of our President. May common sense and truth prevail.
The President is standing up for the working class. While it’s great to see an agreement, I’m more interested in seeing actual results. If successful, the demorat party just lost several million votes.
“Brennan still waiting for Republican rats to realize the Trump ship is sinking.” This statement is beyond responding to, but it’s the kind of reality you get from democrats.
I believe one of the main reasons the Dems are obstructing efforts to secure our southern border is because MOST of them are being bribed by the Mexican drug cartels to keep the border open to drugs coming in.
El Chapo testified at his trial that he has paid MILLIONS to Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff , to name two. And if you listen to Nasty Nancy bloviate about the border and why it should remain open, she is spewing the kind of NONSENSE she would spew if she were being PAID to keep that border open, and is trying to make excuses why that’s a good idea!
Therefore, I believe the reason they oppose border security is NOT just because they hate Pres. Trump–even though they do! I think it’s even worse than that. NOW you know how Nancy became a multi-millionaire while “serving” in Congress!
Fantastic job President Trump. And that arrow stays in your quiver to use as needed.
Congress loses again. They could have resolved it from the getgo. Which of them are on the payrolls of the cartels? A little sunshine is needed on them.
Beautiful at the D Day Ceremonies and a couple hours back this huge save. Of course, your people helped prep it, but those people were your choice too. The MAGA Team.
Out with the Deep State treasonists.
Trump is right, the media is the enemy. Believe it.
Spot on. People forgot about the dealings with the Chinese years ago the Clintons had, the ignore the money from Uranium One and Solyndra and so forth. The body counts, the shady deals… even the Secret Service guys who tell us how vile a mouth that woman has learned to have…
Hillary would kill her mother if she thought it would get her the Presidency. Maybe not nice to say, but I believe it
with all my heart. If you had done as much analysis of hillary as I have over the past 10 years you would agree with me. The truth can be ugly but truth is truth.
Great.. We have a very intelligent President.. I’m proud of him.. He’s trying to fix about 20 years of destruction that Democrats and Republican presidents and Congress have did.. Bless him and keep him in your prayers.. He’s a God sent to this country.. I hope the media will see what these Progressive minded Demo’s have did to American and stop all the lies and crap they’ve been spewing out across the air-waves and get in Trumps corner.. And just wait we “ain’t” seen nothing yet.. Wait until all the dirty laundry on the Democrats come out and see who started this whole “With Hunt”.. You probably already know it was ole Hillary… Wonder if she had her brother killed.. He was to testify about her Clinton Foundation soon… Uh Oh!!!