Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Mexico’s president sent a foreign minister to Washington, D.C. Friday for tariff negotiations with the U.S. in an effort to negotiate before a a June 10 deadline set by U.S. President Donald Trump.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hopes headway can be made between the two nations regarding Mexico’s role in the handling of Central American migrants which led to the tariff threats by the U.S.
Trump tweeted a stern message about the situation Thursday, saying the U.S. “will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP.”
Trump said the tariff will rise by 5 percent each month until the matter is settled to his satisfaction, meaning it could reach 25 percent by October.
Despite his efforts at diplomacy, Mexico’s president isn’t pleased with Trump’s position.
“With all due respect, although you have the right to express it, ‘America First’ is a fallacy because until the end of times, even beyond national borders, justice and universal fraternity will prevail.”
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