President Trump on Thursday retreated further from his threat to immediately close the southern border, instead saying he would give Mexico a year before taking drastic measures to address drug trafficking and illegal immigration.
Trump described his newest threat as a “one-year warning” to the Mexican government. Previously, the president said he would shutter the border this week.
“If the drugs don’t stop, or largely stop, we’re going to put tariffs on Mexico and products, in particular cars. The whole ballgame is cars. And if that doesn’t stop the drugs, we close the border,” the president said.
“You know I will do it,” Trump said. “I don’t play games.”
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