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Mexico capitulates to Trump

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by hislegacy, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. rambot

    rambot Senior Member

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    America is actually pretty great at getting developing/third world countries to capitulate to their demands/desires.

    Good on you for that! I bet you all feel pretty strong and mighty!
     
  2. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Can't read the full article due to the paywall, so I'm curious about the specifics.

    Credit to Donald for not having to carry out his threat this time.
     
  3. Shiloh Raven

    Shiloh Raven "After all this time?" Always.

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    Yes, like the U.S. government giving weapons to terrorists when it suited this country's interest in another nation or the U.S. government directly interfering in the elections of other nations.

    The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere

    The U.S. Needs to Face Up to Its Long History of Election Meddling

    The U.S. is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries
     
  4. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    I wonder in what chapter of Art of the Deal we'd find strong arm tactics as a way to have leverage in negotiations.
     
  5. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    All of them, most likely.

    Donald knows one trick, and to his credit, it's worked pretty well for him... and as long as his base worships his "backbone," he has no need to learn any others.
     
  6. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist CF Advisory team Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    I don't think 'capitulate' is the right word.

    Trump drops tariff threat against Mexico, saying immigration will be reduced

    The State Department said in a statement that Mexico agreed to deploy its national guard throughout that country "giving priority to its southern border."


    The department also announced Friday the U.S. would expand its "migrant protection protocols" that requires migrants seeking asylum in the United States to stay in Mexico until their cases are processed.

    It said Mexico would authorize people to enter for humanitarian reasons "while they await the adjudication of their asylum claims.".......


    Trump had been under intense pressure from business leaders and members of his own party to suspend the tariffs, which economists warned could have raised prices on thousands of goods imported from Mexico. Momentum had been growing among Republicans in the Senate to override any emergency declaration Trump might sign implementing the tariffs, which he said a few days ago would have grown every few weeks until they reached 25 percent......


    The agreement came after the two sides met for a third straight day on Friday. An unexpectedly low growth in the May jobs numbers, announced Friday morning, may have increased pressure on the White House not to add any more hurdles to the economy.

     
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  7. hislegacy

    hislegacy This is me.

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    They have been resisting for how long? And now have ceased to resist an opponent

    Sounds like the right word to me.
     
  8. TLK Valentine

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    How long have they been resisting?
     
  9. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist CF Advisory team Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    That is what I wondered.
     
  10. Go Braves

    Go Braves On semi-hiatus here. Y'all take care.

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    More like Donald climbed out on a tree limb, then scooted butt backwards and climbed down. Declared victory, as predicted.
     
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  11. mala

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    frankly i never got why other countries have to respect the us' borders when the us has never respected theirs.
     
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  12. JackRT

    JackRT Flat earther waking up ... Supporter

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    Canada had that problem a little over 200 years ago. They didn't listen to reason so we had to shoot them. It took a couple of years but they finally got the message and we haven't had that problem since.;)
     
  13. iluvatar5150

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    lolol

    Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal

     
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  14. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

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    Don't kid yourself. It's in your DNA too.
     
  15. TLK Valentine

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  17. The Faceless

    The Faceless Has A Face

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    It's amazing what happens when a President doesn't get walked on.
     
  18. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    All moot, as we now know the threat was empty, and Mexico wasn't doing anything they hadn't already planned to do.

    This is a pattern in Donald's behavior -- he only talks tough when the fix is already in.
     
  19. Allandavid

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    Fits in neatly with ‘bringing China to its knees’ and ‘denuclearising the Korean Peninsula’...:sigh:
     
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  20. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 En cuanto lo hicisteis a uno de estos mis hermanos Supporter

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    American evangelicals have actually made the social and political conditions in many of those countries worse by supporting illiberal social policies in those countries. In many ways, the Protestant influence in Latin America has been even more socially corrosive than the Catholic Church with its notorious history of supporting the wealthy against the interests of the poor.
     
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