Trump Threatens to Close Border "Entirely" and Return to "Pre-NAFTA" if No Wall

Trump makes wild threats today about the wall. Apparently, he is even ready to cancel his new trade deal with Mexico.

Close the Wall Entirely

Here's the complete series of Tweets by Trump on his latest threat about funding the wall.

Seeking Clarification

The WSJ reports the White House and the Department of Homeland Security didn’t immediately respond to a request seeking to clarify the president’s tweets.

As Tweeted, it appears Trump is willing to stop all crossings, even legal ones as a "profit-making operation".

Rest assured, stopping all trade with Mexico or even going back to "pre-NAFTA" be anything but a profit-making operation.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (22)
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abend237-04
abend237-04

I wouldn't close it, I'd just implement an inspection regimen so thorough that a man in boxer shorts carrying a tack hammer would need five days to get through. Neither national party gives a damn about immigration law enforcement. They're both waiting patiently for the people to forget about it again, like we did after Reagan signed the 1986 reform bill legalizing 4 million illegals. The 'grand bipartisan compromise' this time will be to legalize 12 million this time in return for stringing a strand of rusty barbed wire somewhere between El Paso and San Diego, where not even village idiots try to cross. The big money in both parties need the cheap labor and Nancy and friends need the future government dependents.

AWC
AWC

Eh, who needs $550,000,000,000.00 a year in two way cross border trade with Mexico. We'll just eat cake instead. Or maybe enchiladas? /s

AWC
AWC

I wonder if Munchkin will get a rebate for the money he spent on holiday in Cabo?

shamrock
shamrock

I wonder, will he take $5B to find and deport visa overstays instead of the wall. That's where the bulk of illegals come from.

Realist
Realist

And that’s why it’s useless to negotiate any deal with the US. Trump won’t honour it. His word means nothing.

Sechel
Sechel

trump only knows scorched earth tactics and brinkmanship. i'm surprised he hasn't threatened to launch nuclear missiles. this is insane and similar to a temper tantrum

Thalamus
Thalamus

Close the border tight and take away any benefit of coming here illegally. No brainer solution —why is this even a debate to allow illegal, money draining, sovereignty ruining activity to occur?

ReadyKilowatt
ReadyKilowatt

And open up more H-1B for FAANGs too...

Cecil1
Cecil1

Good. Build the Wall. Period.

yooj
yooj

Profit and prosperity are secondary to Trump’s base. Purity ethnically and separation from others is more important to many. Authoritarians never value commerce , for it creates power independent of themselves.

shred1
shred1

I think we should bomb Mexico, and take all their gold! Just like Obomber did to Libya.