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Headline/Tweets: More Mexico, Plus Media

Filed under: International,Media Bias,Politics — DRJ @ 11:45 am

[Headline from DRJ]

Politico, quoting Trump’s tweetsTrump says there’s more in Mexico deal but doesn’t say what:

As critics continued to suggest the U.S. deal with Mexico didn’t accomplish much, President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning there is more to the agreement than meets the eye.

“Importantly, some things….. …..not mentioned in yesterday press release, one in particular, were agreed upon. That will be announced at the appropriate time,“ the president wrote in a string of four tweets.

Trump was defending his newly announced agreement with Mexico in the face of reporting that much of what was in the deal was not new. In his tweets, he directly attacked the New York Times and CNN, calling them “the Enemy of the People.“

UPDATE: Jose Diaz-Briseno, retweeted by the Mexican Ambassador:

I love the NYT but despite what today’s story says, it was never a secret that Mexican Interior Minister had agreed to tougher measures at Mexico’s Southern border after her meeting w/then DHS Nielsen in March. She even said it on-the-record at the time.

UPDATE 2: The unrevealed deal?

JUST IN: •Mexican FM @m_ebrard says that if US/MX deal doesnt reduce migration in 90 days, MX & US agreed larger dialogue (including Brazil/Panam/CentralAm) to distribute responsabilities on asylum seekers.

•Ebrard says this is “unrevealed part” of deal Trump is referring to.

Right on cue: Mexico says other Latam countries could share burden of tackling migration to U.S.


25 Responses to “Headline/Tweets: More Mexico, Plus Media”

  1. democrats, never trumpers and wall street join together the new hitler stalin pack.

    lany (278c07)

  2. The proper attitude toward Gorbachev: “Trust, but verify”
    The proper attitude toward Trump: “Don’t trust until verified”

    Paul Montagu (62d3b5)

  3. @2 populists who have taken control of the republican party don’t care what never trumpers and their establishment donor class libertarian conservative masters want. As AOC said to democrat donor class when she defeated crowley you got the money ;but we have got the votes!

    lany (278c07)

  4. it’s mostly harmless till the human sacrifices, to the sky dragon,

    as to the deal if you’ve seen for the glory, re Obregon and the cristeros rebellion, well you know how safe it is to trust progressives,

    narciso (d1f714)

  5. and down under, we have an interesting illustration:

    I guess what would have happened to Assange if he lived in the uk originally,

    narciso (d1f714)

  6. DRJ, I’m loving the headlines. You’re making it look easy.

    Dustin (6d7686)

  7. What do #4, #5 and #6 have to do with the post?

    Dave (1bb933)

  8. What do #4, #5 and #6 have to do with the post?

    Normal resident robospam.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (6e7a1c)

  9. Trump knows how the troll the Never trumpers and the MSM. They’ll all go “What a Lie!” and then he’ll do what he says he’ll do. But his best troll was telling the media there MIGHT be Comey tapes. And then said there MIGHT be tapes, but he doesn’t have them. LOL.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  10. Trump knows how [to] troll

    He certainly does, Ollie. If he only knew how to do anything else. Like keep the House majority the voters gifted him so he wouldn’t be facing impeachment, for instance. Or secure the border. Or stop dreaming about bedding Kim Jong Un — that ain’t never gonna happen.

    nk (dbc370)

  11. Anybody seriously believe that Mexico didn’t go “Uh huh, absolutely, we’ll totally do more. What more? You know, more. Yes, thanks for backing off on the tariffs. Yep, great, good talk.” only in Spanish? Anyone really believe there is going to be a significant change?

    Nic (896fdf)

  12. Anyone really believe there is going to be a significant change?

    Anyone believe that Trump actually cares? He got his headline for the weekend, follow through and accountability might as well be in Mandarin.


    Colonel Klink (Ret) (6e7a1c)

  13. Hold the msg

    mg (8cbc69)

  14. Update: Was this deal actually negotiated back in March by the former DHS Secretary?

    DRJ (15874d)

  15. But his best troll was telling the media there MIGHT be Comey tapes. And then said there MIGHT be tapes, but he doesn’t have them. LOL.

    Yes, on that day, America was truly great again.

    Dave (1bb933)

  16. DRJ@15

    The current Trumpian defenses seem to be
    1) His threats are forcing them to live up to that agreement
    2) He made them increase the resources they are using against the migrants
    3) Secret agreement! We don’t know what else they agreed to!

    Kishnevi (42c62a)

  17. The Mexican Ambassador told CBS this makes Mexico our number one trading partner.

    DRJ (15874d)

  18. If Mexico had agreed to all these steps months ago, they would have implemented them by now. I don’t believe the NY Times on this issue.

    David in Cal (0d5a1d)

  19. The Interior Minister did publicly confirm, on the record, that there were plans to strengthen the southern border with Guatemala after meeting with the Homeland Secretary last December, but it wasn’t like Mexico was “agreeing” to do so at the behest of the United States. Those plans were already being discussed within the legislature, because the migrant caravans from Central America were putting a strain on Mexico itself. The number of migrants fleeing Central America is unprecedented, and Mexico was as unprepared to deal with the inflow as the United States was and is.

    However, Mexico couldn’t just deploy the national guard to the border, because it didn’t have one! In fact, the formation of the Mexican national guard wasn’t approved by the legislature until February. That’s because it is not a civilian force like the US national guard, but rather a military police force. Laws had to be passed to ensure its structure, chain of command and lawful duties. Then there’s recruiting, training, supplying, and everything else that goes into forming a national military police force. These things take time.

    And it is doubtful that number of forces deployed to the Guatemalan border will be close to what is being reported, since the “national guard” is still being formed.

    All this kerfuffle revealed was how inept the Trump administration is. Trump has to be center of attention in all things; act the bully, be the tough guy, master of the art of the deal. Yet, when all is said and done, it’s all a con; nothing is agreed to that wasn’t already in place, and he will always back down, settle lawsuits, as long as he can perpetuate the con.

    The one good thing about his flagrant abuse of presumed power is that business leaders are now pressuring Congress to take back its constitutional authority to negotiate trade deals and impose tariffs.

    Tariffs, threats of tariffs that would destroy economies are no way negotiate multi-national trade agreements. What country would agree to anything with this lunatic-in-chief? His long history of business failures, bankruptcies and highly questionable dealings–over 4,000 lawsuits and counting–is well documented. Anyone who cannot see Trump for the fraud that he is is blind.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  20. David, do you have any insight into what’s been implemented or when? Because if this is what it took to make them actually meet their commitments that’s one thing. If this is just a bunch of pomp that drives no real change it’s another thing. Would love a link to some source that has the details to tell what’s up.

    Time123 (a7a01b)

  21. Update 2 suggests what the unrevealed deal might be.

    DRJ (15874d)

  22. From Update 3:

    Mexico and the United States might consider additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, including measures to bind Brazil and Panama into efforts to combat the issue, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Monday.

    I think Sr. Diaz-Briseno is right. No wonder the Mexican Ambassador retweeted him.

    DRJ (15874d)

  23. Damn, that’s a lot of mutual ass-covering.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  24. Because of the Democrats and Never trumpers like Mitt and Sasse we have to make a deal with Mexico to secure our Southern border – insane! But let the D’s run against Trump by touting their love of illegal immigration and letting drugs and gangs into the country.

    rcocean (1a839e)

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