Republicans Threaten Revolt, May Block Trump’s Mexico Tariffs

Trump says Republicans foolish to try to stop him

The Trump Administration is facing a major pushback from Senate Republicans over a planned round of tariffs against Mexico, with leaders warning he could face a veto-proof majority to block the tariffs.

Trump announced the planned tariffs last week, saying Mexico must totally close its border with Guatemala. Analysts suggested that the tariffs would do a lot of harm to US companies that do business within Mexico.

President Trump dismissed the threat, saying he will follow through on tariffs against Mexico and it would be “foolish” for the Republicans to try to stop him. A Mexican delegation is in Washington try to resolve the dispute.

But President Trump is in London, and has suggested he hasn’t even started talking to Mexico about his demands. Despite this, he insists the tariffs will be put into place next week if Mexico doesn’t give him everything he wants.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.