(Jonathon Gatehouse – CBC News)
Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump was “100 per cent” ready to shut all, or part, of the U.S. border with Mexico to gain leverage in his ongoing fight with Congress over immigration and his dream of a wall.
A few hours later, during an evening speech at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual spring dinner, he suggested that his threats are working so well that he won’t be able to carry through with the plan.
“I really wanted to close it. But now Mexico is saying, ’No, no, no,’” he said. “And they’ve apprehended over 1,000 people at the southern border, their southern border. And they’re bringing them back to their countries.” Click here to read more.
- Critical Industries Could Go Under If Trump Closes US-Mexico Border (Axios)
- Scramble Inside the West Wing Over Trump’s Threat to Close the Border (CNN)
- White House Looks to Minimize Economic Impact of Border Shutdown Threat (Washington Post)
- Trump Now Says Congress Must Act to Keep Southern Border Open (CNN)
- Trump Again Threatens Mexico Border Closure, Seeks Congress Action (Reuters)