White House softens tone after threat to close border with Mexico

April 04 23:00 2019

The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters at the White House when he was asked to comment on his previous remarks regarding a total closure of the US-Mexico border in the coming days.

“It might surprise some that annual USA goods exports to Mexico exceed those to China by more than $140 billion ($265 billion vs. $121 billion in 2018)”. “Now, if they don’t, or if we don’t make a deal with Congress, the border’s going to be closed, 100%”.

But how effective is focusing on one fruit?

“People are acknowledging now there actually is a crisis. Without it, we’d have to go back to putting butter on our toast!”, added Reinsch, who was previously president of the National Foreign Trade Council.

Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming USA resources at the southern border.

Last year, then-Mexican Ambassador to the United States Gerónimo Gutiérrez said Mexico does not have a “border patrol” along the U.S. -Mexico border but Mexican federal police work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials to combat illegal activity.

“We do need to send a message to Mexico, this is an emergency, but I think you can stop pedestrian flows while not stopping railroad, trucking, and other things that are keeping our economy alive”, he said.

“Democrats reject any effort to let the administration deport little children, and we reject all anti-immigrant and anti-family attacks from this President”, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. “Sometimes it’s not a ideal little anecdote that encapsulates everything”. Mexico exports a large amount of tomatoes, eggplant and cucumbers to the U.S. “We urge the administration to support more trade with Mexico, not impose new barriers to it”. “It’s sending out a message to other countries that, ‘Don’t come because our borders may not work at any time.’ That is extremely scary and risky”.

Trump is being privately advised by multiple people inside and outside the White House that closing the border is a bad idea. “It may be that it’s the best decision that we close the border“. “Furthermore, I have worked closely with the heads of every US agency whose job it is to find and rescue children being trafficked across the southern border”, Ballard wrote. So Trump’s little temper tantrum right now is likely to start costing us more than $1 billion every day. He insisted that any economic impact from the said move would be clouded by the benefits of greater security. A United Sates purchases about a hundred billion dollars a year in vehicle parts from Mexico that we import over here to build our cars here. “I emphasized need to partner in assisting Central America”, Engel said on Twitter.

The mere talk of such a move set alarms ringing among business groups, which said the economic consequences would be a disaster and would harm the same farmers and manufacturers already reeling from tariff battles.

A big headline coming from a potential border shutdown is that there could be an avocado shortage in the USA which imports a substantial amount of the fruit from Mexico. “It’s not necessarily where immigrants want to emigrate to”.

“The question is, can we deal with that and not have any economic damage?” he told CNBC television.

“You can’t sell cars with missing pieces”, she said.

Which brings us back to avocados.

The threat by the Trump administration to close the 2,000-mile-long US-Mexican border, the busiest worldwide boundary on the face of the planet, with roughly 350 million documented crossings each year, is an unmistakable symptom of the intense crisis of a global capitalist system that is careening toward dictatorship and war.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Grand Rapids Mich. on March 28

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