Trump: Mexico Will Halt Flow Of Central American Migrants Or Face 25% Tariff


During a joint press conference in London Tuesday with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, President Donald Trump commented on his threat to impose tariffs on Mexico next week if they do not do more to halt the flow of Central American refugees.

"As you know, Mexico called, they want to meet. They're going to meet on Wednesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is going to be at the meeting along with a few others that are very good at this and we are going to see if we can do something," Trump said. "But I think it is more likely that the tariffs go up, and we'll probably be talking during the time that the tariffs are on. And if they don't step up and give us security for our nation -- look, millions of people are flowing through Mexico. That is unacceptable."

"Mexico shouldn't allow millions of people to try an enter our country and they could stop it very quickly, and I think they will," he said. "And they could stop it very quickly. And I think they will. And if they won't we're going to put tariffs on. And every month those tariffs go from 5% to 10% to 15% to 20% and then to 25%. And what will happen then is all of those companies that have left our country for Mexico are going to come back to us. And that's okay."

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