McConnell hopes tariffs on Mexico don’t kick in

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President Donald Trump dismissed a report that some Republican lawmakers are discussing an action to block his imposing tariffs on Mexican imports.

Trump, during a press conference in London, offered mixed messages.

"I understand that the tariffs may have a short-term effect on the economy, but it's money, money, money, money".

Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who was among the senators who spoke up, said, "I think the administration has to be concerned about another vote of disapproval".

Goldberg said tariffs being placed on imports from both Mexico and China will hamper American businesses that rely on products manufactured overseas.

On Tuesday, Corbyn addressed anti-Trump protesters in Central London around the time of the news conference between the USA and British leaders.

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The President says Mexico needs to do more to stop the record number of migrants crossing the border.

While Trump's announcement could be challenged by Congress, "the possibility that both Mexican and Chinese imports might be subject to a blanket 25-percent tariff presents a significant additional downside risk to the USA economy, at a time when it already appears to be losing momentum", Capital Economics, an economic analysis firm in London, said in a recent report.

"We're going to see if we can do something, but I think it's more likely that the tariffs go on", Trump said during a state visit to Britain, describing the entry of illegal immigrants to America as an "invasion". "I think if they do do [that], it's foolish".

Politico on Monday also reported Republicans were weighing whether a vote to block the tariffs was possible or whether Democrats, who control the U.S. House of Representatives, might act first.

Trump is threatening to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican imports next week unless the country does more to stem illegal migration.

Using the $7.7 billion in imports as a baseline, the Chamber says a 5 percent tariff would amount to a $385 million impact.

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Haefele noted that the impact would also be felt outside the United States as all major European vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are active in Mexico. Efforts to get Mexico or US lawmakers in Congress to fund the barrier have failed.

"A prolonged period of tariffs on Mexican imports would likely push Mexico into recession and could also threaten a recession in the United States", LMC said.

Barcena said Mexico has taken steps to offer migrants visas in Mexico, and "without Mexico's efforts, an additional quarter-million migrants could arrive at the USA border in 2019". However, China is now much more unwilling to negotiate and has already retaliated with its own set of increased tariff rates for United States goods.

Republicans and Democrats are also anxious about the economic impact of Trump's latest tariff threat, particularly for the US agriculture and auto sectors.

It is unclear what more Mexico can do - and what will be enough - to satisfy the president.

Lawmakers and business allies worry the tariffs will derail the long-promised United-States-Mexico-Canada trade deal- a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement that Trump campaigned against and promised to replace.

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Instead, a lot of them made their way to the border, contributing to the recent surge, Under pressure from the United States, the Mexican government changed strategy, and in May detentions surged past 20,000. "It's going to tank the American economy", he said.

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