HAH! Mexico is dead wrong if they think they can play the tough guy now that we have a real leader in charge! President Trump pissed off Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, who later reacted by canceling his trip to Washington. Liberals responded by having an epic meltdown and calling it a “crisis with Mexico.” However, conservative foreign policy experts stated that Trump refused to take any crap…something Barack Obama did daily. You’re going to love just how bad Trump spanks Nieto with a six-word response after he threw his tantrum.
President Trump flexed America’s muscles once again when he tweeted that Mexico would pay for the border wall. Once President Nieto received the message, stating that he should pay for it or don’t come to Washington, D.C., he canceled the trip. What a little tantrum.
Sean Spicer told reporters on board Air Force One that Trump’s proposed 20 percent tax on Mexican imports would cover the costs of the wall’s construction.
“We can do $10 billion a year and easily pay for the wall just through that mechanism alone. That’s really going to provide the funding,” said Spicer of the proposal, which is expected to be part of a broader package of tax reform measures.
To be sure, we as conservatives are typically not in favor of tariffs, as they generally result in higher prices for consumers, loss of American jobs and, at times, retaliatory measures by those nations hit by the tariffs.
It is also worth noting that border adjustment taxes, which is what this particular tariff would likely be, are extraordinarily complex with many moving parts, which was recently explained in depth by CBS News.
That said, this border tax on Mexico will certainly hurt them more than it hurts the U.S., at least in the short run. It may not even be an issue in the long run, as this appears to be a temporary tariff designed to fulfill a specific purpose, namely funding construction of the wall.
What Trump is doing is his job, and if you ask the majority of the American people he is doing it quite well. Now, Mexico and the rest of the world there knows that there’s a new sheriff in town, one who is willing to use America’s status as a super power to crush Mexico into realizing we can do without them, but they cannot do with us.
Donald Trump is confident that one way or another Mexico will pay for the Southern border wall. Despite the fact that their former president Vicente Fox keeps whining that Mexico “won’t pay for the f**king wall,” that is exactly what is going to happen. Trump is true to his word, and like he told us in the beginning of his campaign “You’re going to get so sick of winning,” and it looks like that is coming true.