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Trump's hardball on Mexico ... is working

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Posted By: PageTurner, 6/7/2019 10:09:31 AM

Risky as President Trump's tariff threat tactic on Mexico is, it appears to be ... working. Trump's hardball measures have gotten Mexico to deploy some serious measures to keep the migrant surge into the U.S. from becoming a flood. Somehow, a trade treaty works best when there's a security treaty underlying it, and Mexico thus far seems to recognize this. The markets, by the way, are noticing. According to Fox News: Reports in the evening indicated that Mexico's negotiators with Washington have offered to immediately deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to the border with Guatemala.

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Funny how he knows how to get their attention...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/7/2019 10:58:06 AM (No. 92696)
Seems something was said about Trump being a very stable genius. I would venture that is someone who see beyond the normal political herd, on both sides of the aisle. Trump is not so concerned about ideology as results. All tools that can achieve those results are considered and used appropriately. After over two years of this, I would think that people would start to understand how Trump operates and that he is almost always right. I would think that political naysayers and pundits would be tired of looking foolish after Trump does his thing, they declare that Trump is a fool and abject failure will result, Trump succeeds, and they look like morons. Instead they pout about being wrong. Yeah, Trump is aggressive and runs some risk. You can never tell exactly how some people will respond. He tried several times to work with dems. He was repulsed by their willingness to sacrifice everything to their dopey political agenda and their lies. He has tried to cut a deal with China and so far they have been stubborn. They have been able to resist because they are Communists and can sacrifice the good of their people for their agenda. But they have a losing hand and time is on Trump's side. Then there are the nuts in Iran and NK. They are losing and don't care. History is closing in on them. Trump has the enormous economic and military assets of America to use for leverage. Frankly, for the reasonable things he seeks, there is no resisting him.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/7/2019 11:09:22 AM (No. 92704)
Rising prices for vegetables? OMG whatever will we do. We're doomed. NO Anything that grows in Mexico grows in the border states too. We'll set up to grow the next crop here. Mexico assembles 14% of our cars. Hello GM, Ford, Chrysler? We have LOTS of cars like American built Toyota Tundras and such. 100% minus 14% equals 84% of no effect. And this time it's Mexican autoworkers taking the hit and I doubt the UAW gives a crap. Of course it's working and the faster the better.
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