President Donald Trump insisted Saturday that parties were “very excited” about the immigration deal with Mexico that give rise to his days-long standoff and threats of excises — but Democrats and officials referred to it by The New York Times suggests that there was never any is required for a standoff opened with.
” Everyone very excited about the new deal with Mexico !” the president tweeted Saturday morning, adding:” Mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this will be a very successful agreement for both the United States and Mexico !”
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Reuters the lot would” fix the immigration issue .”
After preventing tariffs of 5 percent from taking consequence with the agreement late Friday, the Trump administration has presaged the consider as a hard-fought victory in the battle against migration, acquainting one of the major accomplishments of the deal as Mexico’s decision to deploy its National Guard throughout the country to stem the flow of migrants heading for the U.S. strip. Harmonizing to the State Department, Mexico has also agreed to expand a program under which U.S. asylum-seekers stay in that country while their cases are heard in U.S. tribunals.
Those two wins in Trump’s migration crusade ostensibly resulted from the president’s menaces of steadily increasing excises on imports from Mexico, which the White House said would begin at 5 percent on Monday and soar each month until the” illegal immigration difficulty” was ” remedied” by Mexican dominions taking action.
Officials cited by the Times on Saturday, however, said both those key components of the agreement were actually agreed upon months ago. The Mexican government had already predicted then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in March to deploy its National Guard, and the arrangement to expand the program to have those applied for asylum in the U.S. stay in Mexico was agreed upon in diplomatic negotiations last December, according to the Times .
Trump’s social media succes lap over the slew on Saturday also included his claim, in all capital letters, that” MEXICO HAS AGREED TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN BUYING LARGE QUANTITIES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS !” But three Mexican officials referred to it by Bloomberg sometime Saturday said that was never part of the agreement and the Mexican government had never agreed to such a condition. No mention of agricultural products was started in the State Department’s press release outlining the terms of the agreement.
Democrats have accused the president of manufacturing a conflict with Mexico when there was never one opened with. Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg rejected the batch as a” face saving tactic” to prevent the implementation of tariffs that were unpopular even among the president’s own party. Fellow candidate Beto O’Rourke–a onetime U.S. delegates of a territory on the southern border–said Trump was attempting to be” both the arsonist who initiated this problem in the first place and the firefighter who are interested recognition for addressing it .”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi exploded the president for using” threats and mood outbursts” to negotiate,” undermin[ ing] America’s preeminent lead character in the world by recklessly threatening to impose excises on our close friend and neighbour to the south .” And Sen. Chuck Schumer sarcastically called the president’s announcement of the lot “an historic night!”
” @realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to” greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United Commonwealth ,” he tweeted.” Now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing any more about it in the future .”