Mexican president lashes out at Trump, says 'America first' is a fallacy

President Trump’s tweets come following his announcement on Thursday to impose a new 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imports — a tariff that would increase over time.

“The problem is that Mexico is an ‘abuser’ of the United States, taking but never giving. It has been this way for decades. Either they stop the invasion of our Country by Drug Dealers, Cartels, Human Traffickers, Coyotes and Illegal Immigrants, which they can do very easily, or our many companies and jobs that have been foolishly allowed to move South of the Border, will  be brought back into the United States through taxation (Tariffs),” Trump tweeted early Sunday.






On the other hand, he was a little more combative in another media event.
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I’ve said before I’m against tariffs usually, I think it’s dumb to tax your own citizens more in order to hurt a foreign government, and it just ends with trade wars. BUT I’ve also said that Trump is right in believing that we have a lot of leverage with Mexico. We can hurt them with a trade war a lot more than they will hurt us. It’s also stupid to say that we won’t be hurt economically, of course we will. But here’s a sign that Mexico also understands the stakes at hand, and are willing to concede in order to mitigate the immigration crisis at our border. And that would be a huge win for Trump and America.

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