Trump victory with Mexico leaves Democrats sputtering -- and looking stupid
President Trump announced a deal with Mexico to help stave the border security crisis, and leaders of both countries celebrated. After all, both countries said they were the winners in the newly signed migration deal. There were losers, of course - Mexico's infamous human smuggling cartels, and far left activists who shake down migrants, both of whom get curbed in the deal. But none made fools of themselves the way the biggest losers here, the Democrats (and their media allies) managed to do. According to the Washington Times:
Democrats lashed out in all directions at President Trump after he won concessions from Mexico to try to stop the flow of illegal immigrants at the border.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chided the president Saturday for his method, saying his threat of tariffs was unbecoming of a friendly country’s treatment of a neighbor.
But Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer took a different approach, saying — seemingly with as much sarcasm as can drip on Twitter — that since Mr. Trump has struck a deal, he can stop talking about illegal immigration.
“Now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing any more about it in the future,” Mr. Schumer said.
Just days before Mr. Schumer had predicted Mr. Trump would cave and find a reason to revoke his tariff threat.
This is ridiculous.
When you've got both sides celebrating, it's a no-brainer to normal people that it's all good. Mexico avoided tariffs and retains a fighting chance of rescuing its economy. Tijuana doesn't get flooded with more caravans full of foreign migrants. Cartel activity becomes less lucrative so there will be less cartel activity. Americans can happily buy Mexican avocados (world's best) without a punitive new tax on them. Big supply chains stay undisturbed and the markets soar with joy. In normal parlance, this is what's known as a 'win-win' deal.
President Trump celebrated from Europe via Twitter.
I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
....stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador actually flew up to Tijuana to rally and celebrate with the city, which seems thrilled its maquiladoras will continue to hum, its people will continue to get paid, and costly, ungrateful, and crime-commiting migrants disrupting their city will be fewer in number.
Gracias al apoyo de todos los mexicanos se logró evitar la imposición de aranceles a los productos mexicanos que se exportan a EEUU. Marcelo Ebrard dará detalles del arreglo; de todas maneras, nos congregaremos para celebrarlo mañana en Tijuana a las 5 de la tarde. pic.twitter.com/Cqd79lSJpu— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) June 8, 2019
The Tijuaneros looked happy enough, here's what AMLO tweeted on that:
Acto en defensa de la dignidad nacional y en favor de la amistad con EEUU., desde Tijuana, Baja California. https://t.co/2kUoPDt7vr— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) June 9, 2019
Reagan: We have a border crisis!— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) June 7, 2019
Bush Sr: We have a border crisis!
Clinton: We have a border crisis!
G.W. Bush: We have a border crisis!
Obama: We have a border crisis!
Trump: We have a border crisis. Let’s fix it.
Democrats: OMG Trump manufactured a border crisis!
So Pelosi is saying something which clearly worked, using tariffs as leverage, DOESN'T work?— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) June 8, 2019
My God, I believe she IS insane.