‘He Is Absolutely, Deadly Serious’: WH Chief Proclaims POTUS Going Through With Mexico Tariffs as Planned

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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney proclaimed that President Donald Trump was “deadly serious” about going through with his plan to place tariffs on Mexico.

While appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Mulvaney — who also serves as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget — was asked by host Chris Wallace on whether or not the president “really mean[t] it” when he threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico by June 10 if they did not deal with the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mulvaney responded by saying that Trump was “absolutely, deadly serious” on setting a minimum five percent tariff on Mexico and addressing the crisis at the southern border.

“He’s absolutely, deadly serious. In fact, I fully expect these tariffs to go on at least the five percent level on June 10,” said Mulvaney. “The president is deadly serious about fixing the situation at the southern border.”

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The acting White House chief pointed out that the conversation regarding securing the southern border has been going on for “months” and that “very few people believed” the Trump administration when they labeled the crisis as an “emergency situation.”

Mulvaney also noted that the Democrats straight-up “refused to believe the facts six months ago” and that the border saw a massive 1,000 person group “walk across the border just in the last couple of days.”

As IJR Red previously reported, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan warned the Senate Homeland Security that the massive numbers of people trying to cross into the country at the border were forcing DHS to release “100 percent” of immigrant families caught crossing illegally into the U.S.

As IJR Red also noted, from October to April in fiscal-year 2019 border apprehensions hit 531,711 people, in comparison to the 521,090 from the entirety of fiscal-year 2018.

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Otis
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Career politicians panic when ‘outsiders’ rain on their parade.

James
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Totally unlike his weak kneed, spineless, cowardly predecessor (#44), I am so pleased to see America FINALLY has a President with a backbone and the gonads to back up what he says with actions instead of bowing, cowering (like a little sissy) and apologizing for America’s greatness.

Trump did indeed Make America Great Again and will Keep Her Great.

Jason Alsbrook
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It’s about time somebody did something. These countries have become so used to treating us however they wish, and us picking up the check for everything they feel entitled to it by default now. The fact is, Mexico is NOT doing enough to stem the flow of illegals through their country on their way here. President Trump is entirely justified in putting their feet to the fire in this issue.

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In a 2 year period, President Trump has proven that “political ideology” has no place in running a country!

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