There are multiple ways to get things done when there are disagreements if what needs to be done is for the better of our great nation.
As President Trump is in the U.K. today, he told reporters who asked about the tariffs for Mexico and blew off the idea Senate Republicans will block the plans for those tariffs.
Some feel it is not the best option for the president to be pushing for the tariffs because they believe it will hurt trading between the U.S. and Mexico.
President Trump responded to the question with this remark, “I don’t think they will do that. I think if they do, it’s foolish. There’s nothing more important than borders.”
We are living in a time when the media can twist things around to show in favor of the Democrats. President Trump put a stop to it immediately in the press room.
There are talks among a few GOP lawmakers on whether or not they want to block the tariffs, but the president spoke of a 94 percent approval rating among the GOP.
He stated, “That’s a record breaker, and it’s the highest it’s ever been.”
From the border wall to the tariffs, the GOP is discussing what should be done, and they are seeking justification for the tariffs. Only the few who are not on Trump’s side with the national emergency fixtures could make things difficult for the billions spent on a wall, but it is not the Senate which is the problem, it is The House.
Congress is already discussing their disapproval method, and they are ready to set the bar. Republicans in both the House and Senate would have to override the course in which the president is headed, but to get that mass amount of votes is unlikely.
President Trump broke down the deal on the tariffs and stated there will be a meeting with the Mexican President, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be there. The tariffs will begin at five percent beginning on June 10, and every month will go up approximately 5 percent every month until Mexico stops allowing their people to come into America illegally.
It was noted, and it is documented they are coming into America by the millions every year. If something is not done on Mexico’s part, then the tariffs would be around 25 percent by October / November.
President Trump said during the meetings, it is a possibility the tariffs will not happen and Mexico will fix the problem, but the president stated, “I think it’s more likely that the tariffs go on.”
Sunday, Senator John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, spoke with the president over the weekend, and he stated he is “dug-in.”
He told the reporters in Washington, “He’s as serious as four heart attacks and a stroke. A 5% tariff isn’t going to break the bank. A 25% tariff is a different story, but we are a long way from there.”
Chuck Grassley, who is the Senate Finance Chairman and a Republican from Iowa, is not in favor of the tariffs. He is not for the free trade deal for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada if the tariffs are approved.
Earlier this year, he threatened, in the same manner, to stop the White House from implementing the tariffs on aluminum and steel from Canada and Mexico.
He stated at the time of the USMCA deal, “It’s the same trouble that we had with the aluminum and steel tariffs. They have to come off before we can take it up here.”
Senator John Thune of South Dakota is the number two Senate Republican made this statement, “I suspect Congress is going to want to be heard from, for sure. We have a lot of our members who don’t like where this is headed, about what it means for the economy generally and don’t see it as a path to solve immigration issues.”
He feels Congress will cut off the emergency presidential trade powers if the tariffs reach 25 percent.
The House will keep their eyes on the Senate and see how many Republicans will oppose the tariffs and what lengths they will go to stop it.
Amidst the few who do not approve, many see this as a hopeful step to end the illegal immigration.
The money from the tariffs will also go back into the United States, and if it goes that far, then Mexico will end up paying for the border wall in the end.