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Sunday, June 9, 2019
Trump FIRES BACK After New York Times DISCOUNTS Mexico Border Deal
Valerie Richardson PresidentTrumpcame out swinging Sunday afterthe New York Timessought to discount his achievement on a border deal withMexico, saying the plan had been in the works months before he threatened to impose tariffs.
“Another false report in the Failing @nytimes,” tweeted Mr. Trump. “We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico.”
His tweet storm referred to the article headlined, “Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Long Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal,” which said Mexico had agreed in March to expand its deployment of its National Guard troops along the southern border.
The report also said that Mexico had agreed to expand in December a program keeping the migrants in Mexico until their cases had been resolved, citing “officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations.”
Mr. Trump denied it, saying “Mexico was not being cooperative on the Border in things we had, or didn’t have, and now I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative and want to get the job properly done.”
Mr. Trump had threatened to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods unless the country did more to stem the tide of illegal immigrants crossing from Central America to seek U.S. asylum before announcing Friday that Mexico had agreed to concessions.
He said Sunday there was “great cooperation” between the two countries, but if the deal fell through, he was he was prepared to return to his position on tariffs, adding, “But I don’t believe that will be necessary.”
The president added that the New York Times and CNN, which picked up the story, were “truly the Enemy of the People.”
Another false report in the Failing @nytimes. We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico. Additionally, and for many years,....
.....Mexico was not being cooperative on the Border in things we had, or didn’t have, and now I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative and want to get the job properly done. Importantly, some things.....
.....not mentioned in yesterday press release, one in particular, were agreed upon. That will be announced at the appropriate time. There is now going to be great cooperation between Mexico & the USA, something that didn’t exist for decades. However, if for some unknown reason...
.....there is not, we can always go back to our previous, very profitable, position of Tariffs - But I don’t believe that will be necessary. The Failing @nytimes, & ratings challenged @CNN, will do anything possible to see our Country fail! They are truly The Enemy of the People!