GOP Senators Clash With Trump Over Tariffs On Mexico

Headline Roundup June 5th, 2019

GOP Senators are warning President Trump that there may not be enough support for his plan to impose tariffs on Mexico.

GOP Senators Clash With Trump Over Tariffs On Mexico

From the Center
316
US Senate, trade, tariffs, Mexico

In a closed meeting with White House officials, senators said they were considering moves to block the tariffs.

The president has said he plans to impose a 5% duty on all Mexican goods from next week.

Mr Trump, who is on a state visit to the UK, said Republicans would be "foolish" to try and stop him.

Under the president's proposals, the tariffs would rise by 5% every month, reaching 25% in October if Mexico did not act to halt migrants coming across the southern border.

"There is not much...

Read full story
From the Left
316

Republicans are once again debating whether to stand up to President Donald Trump on trade, setting up another potentially explosive fight between the president and his party.

Trump last week threatened to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican goods on June 10 if Mexico doesn’t do more to stop the growing flow of migrants crossing its northern border into the U.S. The tariffs would rise gradually every month until they reached 25%, where they would stay until Mexico acted, Trump said. His remarks prompted alarm among officials on both sides...

Read full story
From the Right
316

Republican senators warned on Tuesday that the White House may not have support from members of their party in Congress for threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, while President Donald Trump said lawmakers would be foolish to try to stop his plan.

At a closed-door luncheon on Capitol Hill, Republicans told officials from the White House counsel's office about their concerns over Trump's threat to impose tariffs on goods imported from Mexico next week.

Senator Ron Johnson warned the White House not to count on the same level of backing it...

Read full story