This Week in the World Affairs Brief

TRUMP’S DEAL WITH MEXICO

President Trump got Mexico’s undivided attention by threatening a steep rise in tariffs last week, but gave in all too quickly to the pushback on tariffs from big business Republicans, and declared victory without any substantive changes in illegal immigration—just more promises from Mexico. Instead, Trump should have put a 10% tariff in place, and said it will either come off or go up to the next level depending on whether the numbers of illegals crossing the border from Mexico goes down or up. By agreeing to Mexico’s promises without any performance conditions, Trump lays his policy open to another 90 days of “wait and see” while hundreds of thousands continue to pour across the border each day. To receive a one-time free sample copy of the brief, email us at editor at worldaffairsbrief.com

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