Thursday, January 26, 2017

In US/Mexico 'Twitter' relations... (UPDATES)

Boy, that escalated quickly! Ahhh, the age of technology...

Seriously, thought, this is a conversation that's needed to happen for a LONG time now, but no one's had the balls to do so...until now...

What it boils down to is if Mexico can enforce its southern border, then so can the United States. It's our sovereign right. And if the Mexican president doesn't want to meet with the American president to figure out a constructive way to accomplish a cooperative rule of law, then hardball it will be...

Last night, the former Mexican president:
Then the current:
Trump's response:
So...Nieto cancels:
"This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the scheduled work meeting for next Tuesday with @POTUS."

Ok...but that $146M in foreign aid that was sent last year certainly sounds like a good down payment to start with! And not meeting with Trump is doing nothing for the peso, yikes! Doesn't have to be this way, but you do have to come to the negotiating table, unlike the former resident who always bent the knee first...

Related link: Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell: We’re going to pay for the wall and Trump can deal with Mexico

UPDATE: Hmmm...according to the White House, Trump has called for a 20% tax on imports from Mexico in order to pay for the southern border wall...
If you know anything about economics, it's likely that tax will get passed onto consumers (i.e., American citizens), unless it's structured in some manner that we're not privy to. Sounds if-y.

UPDATE II: Looks like that AP release was a false flag (shocker)...

UPDATE III: This morning's tweet...

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