Trump Crows About Deal Reached With Mexico, Suspending His Tariff Threat

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media before he departs the White House on June 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen an... WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media before he departs the White House on June 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 8, 2019 11:02 a.m.

President Donald Trump tweeted late Friday celebrating that he had reached a deal with Mexico and would hold off on his threatened tariffs.

Per CBS News, Mexico agreed to up the national guard presence along the Guatemalan border and crack down on human trafficking. The deal also includes asylum seekers waiting in Mexico for their hearings.

Republicans, strongly opposed to the tariffs, have been pushing Trump to make a deal by threatening a veto-proof vote to nullify Trump’s national emergency declaration.

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