Trump Backs Down on Shutting Down Border with Mexico

Trump Backs Down: “I Was Just Kidding About Closing the Border!”

No, he didn’t actually say exactly that.

But I think I got the gist of his blabbering.


President Donald Trump took a step back on Tuesday from his threat to close the U.S. southern border to fight illegal immigration, as pressure mounted from companies worried that a shutdown would cause chaos to supply chains.

Trump threatened on Friday to close the border this week unless Mexico acted. He repeated that threat on Tuesday but said he had not made a decision yet: “We’re going to see what happens over the next few days.”

Closing the border could disrupt millions of legal crossings and billions of dollars in trade. Auto companies have been warning the White House privately that it would lead to the idling of U.S. plants within days because they rely on prompt deliveries of components made in Mexico.

Yes, I remember when Trump was running for President in 2016 with the slogan: “It’s the GDP, stupid!”

With big businesses coming out and demanding that Trump keep the border open, there’s very little chance that he’ll actually bring the ban-hammer down.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest U.S. business lobbying group, has been in contact with the White House to discuss the “very negative economic consequences that would occur across the country,” said Neil Bradley, the group’s top lobbyist, on a call with reporters.

Trump praised efforts by Mexico to hinder illegal immigration from Central America at its own southern border. On Monday, the Mexican government said it would help regulate the flow of migrants.

“I really wanted to close it,” Trump said on Tuesday night at a fundraiser for congressional Republicans.

“I really didn’t want to sign the spending bill. I really didn’t want to sign the second spending bill. I’m really unhappy about the third spending bill. I really wanted to close the border. I…”


For a while, I was under the impression that he was doing his best and fighting the good fight.

But he’s broken now. The fight is all gone out of him.

Trump seems to be putting on a show. A fake fight. He’s got experience in this.


There’s going to be a lot more kayfabe before we hit 2020.

But it will all be hollow.

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Is the border closed yet?! What is taking so long?

I hate the Chambers of Commerce. All they want is cheap labor. To hell with the country they live in.

Boomers or politicians???/

Your incessant rants against a generation instead of pointing out the real people responsible is reprehensible. Need me to tell you what the word means???

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Trump won’t do anything for those of us that voted him into office.

He will just do the bidding of the (((globalists))) that hate him and the bidding of corporate open borders interests. I guarantee it.

He’s a scam artist.

This just in: I don’t give a single fuck.

Round up every single illegal invader and ship them back.

If that country refuses to accept them, invade.

It’s time for our politicians to start living like men with purpose.

At least black unemployment is low.

Yeah, black unemployment hasn’t been this low since slavery :rofl:

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Personally I don’t think Trump ever wanted a wall, but it made for a great campaign slogan.

Trump steps back from Mexico border threat as companies warn of economic fallout


Border at ‘Breaking Point’ as More Than 76,000 Unauthorized Migrants Cross in a Month

More Migrants Are Crossing the Border This Year.

February had highest total of undocumented immigrants crossing U.S. border in 12 years

U.S. Projected to Add 1.5M Illegal Aliens to Population this Year

Border Patrol is going to let thousands of illegal aliens go free

I found the article you did not link to. Where did he back down?

Seems the New York Times says BULL SHIT!

By Jim Tankersleyand Ana Swanson

  • April 2, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump acknowledged Tuesday that closing the southern border with Mexico could damage the United States economy, but said protecting America’s security was more important than trade.

In remarks from the Oval Office, Mr. Trump reiterated his threat to shut the border if Mexico, America’s third largest trading partner, cannot restrict a flow of asylum seekers trying to cross into the United States. But the president’s economic team, concerned about the damage from such a move, said it was looking for ways to limit the fallout if Mr. Trump does do so.

“Sure, it’s going to have a negative impact on the economy,” Mr. Trump said, adding, “but security is most important.”

“Security is more important to me than trade,” he said.

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Heh, thanks Lou.

Same thing I said. Uh… where exactly did he back down :thinking:

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I did link to it. Click the pic…I’m high speed like that. Read my OP.

Didn’t work for me.

But the question remains to the article. Where exactly did he “back down”?

You said the same thing at the other place.


Trump’s own mouth isn’t a good source for you now?

So it’s all fake news and the border is secretly shut down?

He sure did back down. Went from this week to giving them a year. Guess he didn’t want to hurt the economy.

I wouldn’t use “Politico” as a credible source. However I will agree that he does seem to be backing down. Its was predictable based on the fact that the 2020 elections is so close that doing so would affect his chances pretty negatively. Consider this, the narrative right now and the best thing Trump has going for him is the economy with unemployment at a 49 year low. Imagine if Trump carried out his threat lets say tomorrow, then what? The negative impact economically would no doubt play right into the democrats hands. If he was already in his second term then I would totally support a full scorched Earth approach and get on with it, along with declassifying and a whole litany of other things that would be getting back at the big club and Democrats. He has to play a balancing act while the Wall Street RINOS and the Democrats try to run out the clock to prevent him from implementing his agenda. Literally there is trillions of dollars at stake here, so naturally everyone is gunning for him.

Negotiation and influence are subtle things.

He threatened the entire thing, now he goes to the jugular with Cars.
Even Cars are not that simple. The parts, and moreover the assemblies are made everywhere. The Globalists were not morons when they set this up. Everyone has the ability to stop everybody-elses assembly lines if trade disputes break out.

It’s a ripple effect. Ford can’t produce F-150s without thousands of sub assemblies. However, Trump could tariff or embargo fully assembled cars from Mexico. Global companies and their lawyers will find ways around this in weeks. An agile Executive branch might just stay a couple of weeks ahead of them.

The Stone Axe simplicity that some here seek would take the autocratic approach of FDR (in the WWII buildup) to restructure our manufacturing base to tell the rest of the world to take a hike.
Do you really want to accept communism to defeat it?

This is the eco-political equivalency of removing a brain tumor.

Stone axes are not useful here.