President Donald Trump has told Republicans who could decide they want to stop his tariffs on Mexico that they better not think about it.
The president gave a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday when a reporter asked about it.
“Has Mexico done enough to avoid tariffs which will be imposed in some six days from now?” one of the reporters said.
“What do you think of Republicans who say they may take action to block you imposing those tariffs,” the reporter said.
“I don’t think they will do that, if they do it’s foolish. There’s nothing more important than borders. I’ve had tremendous Republican support.
“I have a 90% — 94% approval rating as of this morning in the Republican Party. That’s an all time record. Can you believe that?
“Isn’t that something. I love records. But we have a 94% approval rating in the Republican Party. I want to see security at our border.
“I’m going to see great trade. I’m going to see a lot of things happening and that is happening. As you know Mexico called, this he want to meet, they’re going to meet on Wednesday.
“Secretary Pompeo will be at the meeting along with a few others that are they good at this and we are going to see if we can do something, but I think it’s more likely that the tariffs go on and we will probably be talking during the time that the tariffs are on and they are going to be paid.
“If they don’t step up and give us security for our nation, look, millions of people are flowing through Mexico. That’s unacceptable.
“Millions and millions of people are coming right through Mexico. It’s a 2000 mile journey and they are coming up to our border and our Border Patrol which is incredible they’re apprehending them, but our laws are bad because the Democrats don’t want to pass laws.
“That could be passed in 15 minutes. That could be passed quickly. In one day it could change. Even beyond the laws Mexico shouldn’t allow millions of people to try to enter our country and they could stop it very quickly.
“I think they will. If they won’t we’re going to put tariffs on. Every month those tariffs go from 5% to 10% to 15% to 20 and then to 25%.
“What will happen then is all of those companies that have left our country and gone to Mexico are going to be coming back to us. And that’s okay. That’s okay.
“But I think Mexico will step up and do what they should have been done. I don’t want to hear that Mexico is run by the cartels and the drug lords and the coyotes.
“I don’t want to hear about that. A lot of people are saying that. Mexico has something to prove, but I don’t want to hear that they’re run by the cartels.
“You understand. You report on it all the time. A lot of people do. That would be a terrible thing. Mexico should step up and stop this onslaut, this invasion into our country, John,” he said.
Author: Carmine Sabia
Source: The Federalist Papers: Trump Warns Traitor Republicans Not To Stop Mexico Tariffs