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Trump claims victory on Mexican migration

11 June 2019

Trump complained about France charging tariffs on United States wine in the past, tweeting in November that it's too hard for American wine producers to sell in France but the USA makes it "easy" to import French wines.

"You know, France charges us a lot for the wine and yet we charge them little for French wine", Trump said. This would mean they wouldn't be released into the United States, and that would be a very significant agreement, if it exists. This is one page.

Pompeo is scheduled to join the briefing at 3:30 p.m. ET at the State Department.

But he teased reporters at the White House: 'So right here is the agreement.

"We trust that the measures we have proposed will be successful", Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters on Monday.

President Donald Trump opened up a whole thread of rage on Twitter Sunday in response to the devastating New York Times report, published Saturday, that Mexico's concessions were not a result of pressure from tariffs but rather months of preparation.

'We had nothing two weeks ago. For a long time, for many years, people tried to get what we got in a period of a couple of days, and they couldn't get it.

"We would start conversations about what they would like, which is for Mexico to become a safe third country", Ebrard said on a Mexican radio programme.

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"We think the distribution of responsibility on asylum should be regional", Ebrard said. We had nothing, and the reason we had nothing is because Mexico felt they didn't have to give us anything.

"We do not have a specific agreement on products of that nature", he said.

'This will go into effect, and it's my option. In exchange for suspending the tariffs, Mexico agreed to help the US with illegal immigration.

European Union import tariffs on wine are higher than U.S. ones on European wines, and EU consumers buy less of the American product.

He then said that the New York Times will do anything to see the country "fail" and added the Enemy of the People line as his closer.

Pompeo also said the USA return of asylum-seekers to Mexico to await the resolution of their claims would hit "full throttle".

'I don't want to say and you can just figure it out yourselves.

Stung by criticism that his deal to avert threatened Mexican tariffs mostly ramps up existing border efforts, President Donald Trump is insisting there's more to it than meets the eye.

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A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to share details of closed-door talks, said Mexico had expressed openness to the idea during negotiations, and said the two countries would continue to discuss the issue over the coming months. That demand was put on the table again by USA negotiators last week, but was not accepted by Mexico.

Trump has long criticized Mexico for not doing enough to cut the number of people arriving at the southern USA border and ahead of Friday's announcement had vowed to impose 5% tariffs, with future escalations, unless the Mexican government took more action to curb the surge of migrants.

He said the tax on those goods would increase each month the problem persisted until October, when it would cap at 25 per cent.

President Trump on Tuesday doubled down on his claim that he had cut a secret deal with Mexico to stem illegal immigration - even waving a piece of paper he said it was written on - but wouldn't reveal any details.

Mexico said it would deploy its National Guard throughout the country from Monday with 6,000 additional troops being sent to its southern border with Guatemala.

The deal continued to roil Washington.

Still, critics question if the deal is actually new.

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Trump claims victory on Mexican migration