Pence Takes Care of Business for Trump – He is Making Demands!
Today aggressive meetings will take place between Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mexican officials to discuss a solution to avoid the imposed tariffs which will fall upon Mexican imports if illegal immigration does not come to an end.
Soon after President Trump’s announcement about starting the five percent tariff on Monday, June 10, the top Mexican officials hurried to Washington to argue they have taken aggressive measures to try and stop migration and tariffs would hurt the economy of both countries.
Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Martha Barcena, stated at a news conference, “Without Mexico’s efforts, an additional quarter-million migrants could arrive at the U.S. border in 2019. Slapping tariffs on Mexico, along with the Trump administration’s decision to halt aid to Central American countries, is counterproductive and will not reduce migration flows.”
President Trump dismissed the argument and pushed forward with his plan for the tariffs, which will increase five percent per month if his demands are not met.
This morning the president feels confident as we have their undivided attention and stated, “I think they want to do something. I think they want to make a deal. We’ll see what happens.”
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told CNN reporters, “We believe that these tariffs may not have to go into effect precisely because we have the Mexicans’ attention.”
He feels Trump may back out of the threat since the Mexicans are willing to negotiate.
The Trump administration was warned by some of the top Republicans in Congress.
They are against new tariffs, and if he goes through with the threat, then he will be embarrassed when Congress reverses the deal.
Yesterday, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Ron Johnson told reporters, “Republicans don’t like taxes on American consumers, which is what tariffs are. I think the president and the administration ought to be concerned about another vote of disapproval.”
Johnson and other GOP senators had a behind closed door dinner Tuesday and threw their frustrations on the table with administration officials to discuss the legalities.
Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, told reporters, “The Trump administration officials got an earful from lawmakers expressing deep concern and resistance to imposing tariffs on trade with Mexico because it would hurt American jobs.”
He continued, “The current showdown with Mexico is like a giant game of chicken with potentially disastrous economic results. It’s like two trucks headed straight at each other on a country road. If the outcome of this is Mexico blinks, and they turn, and they actually become active, productive partners in helping stop illegal immigration, that would be a good outcome. But if the outcome of this game of chicken is massive new tariffs that destroy jobs in Texas, and across the country, that would be a terrible mistake.”
Congress could stop the tariffs but may not have enough votes to override the president if he vetos the block.
The House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated there was no formal notification on the tariffs or any legal justification in the matter. She noted he seems to be using a law pertaining to American enemies.
Mexico is our ally, and he is slapping tariffs on them. This morning she told reporters, “I think that this is dangerous territory. This is not a way to treat a friend. It’s not a way to deal with immigration. It’s not a way to meet the humanitarian needs at the border.”
Pelosi feels it will jeopardize the trade agreement which was made between The United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The Senate Leader Senator Chuck Schumer feels the president is just bluffing Mexico and he does not believe the Trump will go through with the tariffs. He feels it is just a scare tactic.
Perhaps it may be just one big game or scare tactic. This is how a business is run.
There are many thoughts which may scare some people, but President Trump is no stranger when it comes to business. Everyone always said they wanted a businessman to run the country, not a politician.
Business is a risk-taking operation. President Trump is a man who has been in business more years than some of the longest running politicians.
If the game of “chicken” works, then what a great outcome it would be ending the illegal immigration in this country.
Besides, the Democrats do not seem to want to do anything about it.