Mexico announced it would implement "strong measures" to slow the flow of migrants across its territory towards the southern U.S. border, including the deployment of thousands of Mexican national guard troops.
However, three Mexican officials said that they're not aware of any such deal, according to a report by Bloomberg today. The agreement expands a controversial program that sends migrants seeking asylum in the United States to Mexico while their cases are being processed and boosts security at Mexico's southern border.
Trump said that if his predecessor, Barack Obama, made the deal he made with Mexico, the media would declare a "National Holiday" in his honor.
The senator proceeded saying that notwithstanding his personal reservations about tariffs, Trump has faith in tariffs as a "significant economic tool" - "something he has always said should be part of our arsenal".
"Threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy", she said. "Mexico came to the table with real proposals".
Taking this in its best possible light one could argue, I suppose, that Mexico was not implementing its previous agreements fast enough and that the threatened tariffs and negotiations spurred them to agree to accelerate progress on those areas.
Beto O'Rourke, a former congressman from the border city of El Paso, Texas who is also pursuing the Democratic nomination, was among the critics challenging how much Trump had actually accomplished.
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter once again Sunday to accuse the messaging platform of gagging conservative voices - a "Giant Mistake!" that he said runs counter to freedom of expression. He added that the provisions in the agreement were "likely to have only a small impact on solving the root causes of Central American migration because numerous components are things Mexico is already doing".
"I am pleased to inform you that the United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico".
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.
In his speech to a crowd of thousands, the president said the tariffs would have impacted both economies. He's using tariffs as leverage in trade negotiations and I think he used them as leverage in the situation brilliantly, quite honestly.
One of the concessions touted by administration officials was Mexico's agreement to deploy its National Guard to slow the migrant flow northward.
On 7 June, Trump announced that the promised 5 percent duties on imports were about to be suspended after Mexico's new administration had committed to take further action with regard to border enforcement.
'With me, despite our record setting Economy and all that I have done, no credit!' he lamented.