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Home | News | Trump backs off threat to close southern border immediately, says he’ll give Mexico ‘one-year warning’ on drugs, migrants
President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border while speaking about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 15, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Trump backs off threat to close southern border immediately, says he’ll give Mexico ‘one-year warning’ on drugs, migrants

President Trump on Thursday backed down from his threat to close the southern border immediately, telling reporters at the White House that he is giving Mexico a “one-year warning” before taking action.

Trump had said he would close the border or at least large sections of it, this week if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration into the United States.

But in Thursday’s exchange with reporters, Trump shifted gears, saying that if Mexico does not make progress on stemming the flow of drugs and migrants into the United States within the next year, he will impose tariffs on cars and close the border.

“We’re going to give them a one-year warning, and if the drugs don’t stop or largely stop, we’re going to put tariffs on Mexico and products, particularly cars . . . And if that doesn’t stop the drugs, we close the border,” Trump said.

Author:  FELICIA SONMEZ, THE WASHINGTON POST

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  1. Mueller's gone but the party is just starting!

    One year from now, Donald Trump will be in so much hot water of trouble! that he won’t have any time to think of Mexico or the US/Mexican border.
    There coming after his taxes now, and is under investigation in New York State!
    But it seems like Mitch McConnell and boy friend Lindsey Graham have tighten up his dog collar leash some.
    Besides that Donald Trump has all ready done more than enough damage to the world! Putin laughs at him and pulls his puppet strings.
    But the party is just starting and all trumpTURDS are invited! so sign up now, or be square! don’t be tardy for the party and you’ll get to hit the Trump PINATA with out being blind folded!
    Besides that all republican CUCARACHAS can only see two feet or less!

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