President Trump Backs Off Threat to Shut Down Southern Border – Gives Mexico “One-Year Warning” to Stop Flow of Drugs, Migrants (VIDEO)
President Trump on Thursday backed off his threat to close down the southern border.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he’s going to give Mexico a “one-year warning” to stop the flow of drugs into the US.
“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.”
"We're going to give [Mexico] a 1-year warning. And if the drugs don't stop (or largely stop), we're going to put tariffs on Mexico," Trump said, calling it an incentive for Mexico to address drug trafficking and migration.
"If that doesn't stop the drugs — we close the border" pic.twitter.com/c57qg84aDi
— POLITICO (@politico) April 4, 2019
Last week President Trump threatened to close the southern border and turned his ire toward Mexico as another large caravan of Central Americans marched northbound en route to the United States.
The President fired off a series of tweets blasting our suicidal immigration laws after hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens have already entered the US this year — and a “mother of all caravans” from Central America pushes north.
Trump warned Mexico that if they don’t immediately stop all illegal immigration coming into the US, he will be closing the southern border.
We can’t wait another year — there is a major crisis at the border and it won’t stop unless drastic action is taken.
A record number of illegal aliens have entered the US this year which has overwhelmed the asylum system.
Border Patrol agents are forced to release illegal aliens into communities because they don’t have anymore bed space to hold them.
The US is projected to add about 1.5 million illegal aliens (Democrat voters) to the American population by the end of 2019, should the current rates of border crossing and visa overstays continue, reported Breitbart.