It has been an extremely tense week in the nation’s capital, unsurprisingly, but at week’s end the President has swooped in to calm the waters just a bit.
President Trump has been in Great Britain for several days for an official state visit meant to bolster the chummy relationship between America and her former tyrants-turned-closest ally. Not only was the Commander in Chief treated to all the pomp and circumstance of a visiting dignitary, but his speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day was widely hailed as spectacular by supporters and opponents alike.
As Trump stepped foot back on American soil on Friday night, however, a tough road lay ahead: The President was closing in on a self-imposed deadline to impose massive tariffs on Mexico in order to bolster their support for security at our shared border.
Not a moment too soon, the President succeeded.
The U.S. has reached an agreement with Mexico that heads off the start of tariffs on Monday.
The deal, announced by President Trump via tweet on Friday night, is said to include plans to return migrants seeking asylum to Mexico, where they will remain until their claims can be processed.
“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended,” he said. “Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to….stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!”
Will this be considered a “win” for the President? Certainly, but will it be enough to appease his support base come 202o, especially as the plans for a border wall continue to stall?