Donald Trump pushes back against revelations that deal with Mexico was mostly completed before he threatened them with tariffs.

By |2019-06-09T06:08:10-08:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

Yesterday the New York Times reported this:

The deal to avert tariffs that President Trump announced with great fanfare on Friday night consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions with the United States over the past several months, according to officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations.

Friday’s joint declaration says Mexico agreed to the “deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border.” But the Mexican government had already pledged to do that in March during secret talks in Miami between Kirstjen Nielsen, then the secretary of homeland security, and Olga Sanchez, the Mexican secretary of the interior, the officials said.

The centerpiece of Mr. Trump’s deal was an expansion of a program to allow asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their legal cases proceed. But that arrangement was first reached in December in a pair of painstakingly negotiated diplomatic notes that the two countries exchanged. Ms. Nielsen announced the Migrant Protection Protocols during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee five days before Christmas.

And then Bloomberg reported this:

President Donald Trump boasted of “large” agricultural sales to Mexico as part of a deal reached Friday on border security and illegal immigration that averted the threat of U.S. tariffs, but the deal as released had none, and three Mexico officials say they’re not aware of any side deal.

Trump did not appreciate the little dog pulling back the curtain on this bullshit, so he fired up the old Twitter account this morning and launched these responses:

So this is the test for whether or not Trump has undermined the press enough that people will believe him over the reporting by journalists for some of the most prestigious news outlets in the country. 

It’s not a hard choice for me. 

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  1. Anonymous June 9, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Ol Don John should consider thinking with his mushroom instead of that pile of shit above his shoulders. His reign of error couldn’t get any worse.

  2. anónimo June 9, 2019 at 8:51 am

    “Threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy.”

    “What we see is yet another example of him trying to be both the arsonist who created this problem in the first place and the firefighter who wants credit for addressing it,” tweeted former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas

  3. Marthe June 9, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Notice that he’s always evasive and repetitive in his tweets when he’s trying to cover up a falsehood. He says a lot of words about things being “great”, how bad the previous administrations were, but never any specifics about the subject at hand.

    In this particular case, he doesn’t mention the dates of the agreement and the length of the negotiations, nor does he mentions Mexico’s commitment to buy american produce (because there is no such agreement). He just spews hot air to reframe the story to his advantage and accuse the media of lying.

    He lies as easily as he breathes and it’s a mystery that anyone still believes him.

  4. Anonymous June 9, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Trump’s Deal With Mexico Is So Bad That Even The White House Won’t Go On TV To Defend It

  5. Anonymous June 9, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Mexican Ambassador To U.S. Won’t Confirm Trump’s Trade Pact

    Martha Bárcena Coqui says Mexico expects to see higher levels of trade with the U.S. without the imposition of tariffs.

  6. Anonymous June 9, 2019 at 10:26 am

    When Reagan went Alzheimer’s in office, at least people covered for him.
    Keep talking, dumb@ss, enjoying every minute of it.

  7. Anonymous June 9, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Watching network news this morning, boy oh BOY do they sugar coat him. Looked at the hubby, why don’t they say, amongst alike “holy mother od Gods”, he thinks the moon is a part of Mars? DAMN do I wish I could call the so-called media what they are to their face. Here in Portland, we just finished the Rose Festival (eye roll) and any kind of “reporting” is who’s making what in a cafe or home near you. Bobblehead Brenda Braxton. channel 8. LOL

  8. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Of course the deal was completed before he opened his butt hole mouth, they don’t just sit down and come up with an agreement in a few minutes or because little donnie threatens them. it takes hours of negotiations.

  9. Anonymous June 10, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Are those grey bags under his eyes from playing too much golf?

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