The deal that Trump claims Mexico agreed to in order to avoid his tariffs was actually one agreed to months ago.

By |2019-06-08T15:06:50-08:00June 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |11 Comments

You all saw this, right?

Well, get this.

Courtesy of NYT:

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 over the past week, negotiators failed to persuade Mexico to accept a “safe third country” treaty that would have given the United States the legal ability to reject asylum seekers if they had not sought refuge in Mexico first.

It was unclear whether Mr. Trump believed that the agreement truly represented new and broader concessions, or whether the president understood the limits of the deal but accepted it as a face-saving way to escape from the political and economic consequences of imposing tariffs on Mexico.

So this whole thing was just some giant show that Trump put on just to convince his base that he is a tough guy?

What an asshole!

And believe it or not, it gets worse. 

Remember this tweet from earlier today?

Yeah, well that’s bullshit! 

Courtesy of Bloomberg:

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.

So to sum things up, Trump pretended to threaten Mexico with tariffs to get a deal that was already made and then bragged about features in the deal that do not exist. 

I swear this idiot is going to turn the whole country into a nation of alcoholics. 

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  1. Whatevs June 8, 2019 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Holy crap – does the orange shitbgibbon illegitimately occupying the Oval Office not realize that what was agreed to and when is published and available to the public?

  2. Anonymous June 8, 2019 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    I knew it, LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE. I am so sick of this crap, when is Wall St. going to get the message : HE IS MENTALLY ILL, IGNORE HIM.

  3. Anonymous June 8, 2019 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Government sanctioned sexual assault

    Holy shit. It’s a good thing Joe Biden had that sudden about-face on the Hyde Amendment and decided to notice what abortion rights advocates have known for years, which is that the GOP is absolutely hellbent on taking away the constitutional right to an abortion from all Americans in possessions of a uterus, and that, barring that, they’re ready and willing to punish any woman who wishes to exercise that constitutional right……,,

  4. Anonymous June 8, 2019 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    First rule for White Nationalists: Stop talking like black guys from the ghetto and please, no rapping!

    First rule for Christians: If you ever have given or received anal sex, then why hate on gay men?

    Second rule for Christians and White Nationalists. If you are so worried about non whites taking over why limit their abortion options?

  5. Anonymous June 8, 2019 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Look. Willow has twins on the way. She doesn’t need the stress.

  6. Beaglemom June 9, 2019 at 5:09 am - Reply

    The hoopla about the Mexican tariffs/”new” trade deal was all about getting Don the Con some positive news coverage. It would be nice if he just worked at his job as president the way his predecessors did.

  7. anonymous June 9, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

    BREAKING: Looks like Trump’s deal with Mexico he announces yesterday was made months ago- that means Trump used D-Day celebrations as a prop for his charade. This is DESPICABLE:
    Everything he says is a lie. Every. Single. Fucking. Thing.
    It’s almost like @realDonaldTrump creates a crisis, bitches about it, and magically “solves” it. And lies about it the entire way through.
    On the 70th anniversary of the publication of Orwell’s 1984- The Art of the (previously made) Deal

    “Mexico has no state-owned agricultural conglomerate to buy food products or handle distribution, or a government program that could buy farm equipment for delivery to producers,” Bloomberg noted.

  8. OK June 9, 2019 at 7:39 am - Reply

    The White House didn’t go on any of the Sunday shows to defend his deal…

  9. CRAC June 9, 2019 at 8:17 am - Reply

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