President Donald Trump responded Tuesday to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who publicly said that the Commander-in-Chief was bluffing and will not impose tariffs on goods from Mexico.
“Can you imagine Cryin’ Chuck Schumer saying out loud, for all to hear, that I am bluffing with respect to putting Tariffs on Mexico. What a Creep,” Trump tweeted, adding he was not bluffing on the threat.
Can you imagine Cryin’ Chuck Schumer saying out loud, for all to hear, that I am bluffing with respect to putting Tariffs on Mexico. What a Creep. He would rather have our Country fail with drugs & Immigration than give Republicans a win. But he gave Mexico bad advice, no bluff!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019
On Tuesday, Schumer addressed the proposed Mexico tariffs on the Senate floor:
Schumer: “Frankly, I don’t believe that President Trump will actually go through with the tariffs. President Trump has a habit of talking tough and then retreating, because his policies often can’t be implemented or don’t make sense … so I wouldn’t be surprised at all if President Trump doesn’t follow through on these tariffs, either.”
Just a few days ago, Trump announced that if Mexico is unwilling to stop a majority of illegal immigrants from flowing through their country and passing over the United States-Mexico border, he will impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods from their country.
….at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
The White House released a statement claiming that Trump would exercise his executive powers in the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, and all companies that relocate to the U.S. will not have to pay the tariffs.
Trump: “As President of the United States, my highest duty is the defense of the country and its citizens. A nation without borders is not a nation at all. I will not stand by and allow our sovereignty to be eroded, our laws to be trampled, or our borders to be disrespected anymore”
I find it disturbing that Sen. Mitch McConnell and Republicans can tell Trump that they are against the tariffs with Mexico, but they cannot stand with the president when he is being attacked verbally by the opposition media and the Democratic Party.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "There is not much support in my conference for tariffs, that's for sure." pic.twitter.com/qoa2PkdNcn
— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2019
The Senate, House, and past presidents did nothing to fix illegal immigration, now that we have a president that is trying to solve this problem, both political are being obstructionist towards fixing it.
Congress refuses to fulfill any of its duties and would instead blow tax money on crack for it’s Trump stalking party Presidents have been using tariffs as a tool when needed for centuries. Barack Obama taxed import tires 30 percent not that long ago.
Do your most basic of jobs, Congress, and protect our borders and put forth proper immigration reform. Try following the laws you put in place first starting with sanctuary cities following the law.
Congressmen and women are going to find itself fired in a couple of years. And they will deserve it.