President Trump gave Mexican authorities 12 months to stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States or face a series of crippling new economic tariffs Thursday; issuing officials, businesses, and residents a “one-year warning.”
“The only thing frankly better, but less drastic than closing the border, is to tariff the cars coming in,” Trump said. “We’re going to give them a one-year warning and if the drugs don’t stop or largely stop, we’ll put tariffs on Mexico and products, in particular cars.”
“Talking to reporters in the White House, Trump said he would instead give Mexico a ‘one-year warning’ to stop the flow of drugs into the United States and that he would first impose auto tariffs before closing the border,” writes Politico.
The move comes weeks after President Trump declared a “national emergency” along the US-Mexico border; effectively bypassing Congress to secure funding for his long-promised border wall.
Read the full report at Politico.