Donald Trump set to threaten Mexico with tariffs over immigration

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Mexico might be hit hard with tariffs by the President of the United States in order to put pressure on the country to crack down on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, although some White House officials are trying to talk him out of the move.

Trump earlier on Thursday told reporters he would soon make a “dramatic” statement about immigration at the US border with Mexico where US authorities are struggling to deal with a surge of migrants and refugees, many of them fleeing violence and poverty in Central American countries.

 

The White House provided no immediate comment on the Washington Post story. Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that Trump is considering taking additional action to make it clear that Mexico needs to do more, but declined to say whether the president will threaten tariffs.

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