Schumer Statement On President Trump Backing Off Mexico Tariffs

June 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent reversal on Mexico tariffs:

“Just as I predicted, the president backed off. He says that Mexico will take action to ‘greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States’, but if past is prologue, this is likely to be one of the president’s typical, bogus solutions to justify backing off things like the tariffs, which he precipitously proposed, much to the consternation of the business community nationwide and Republicans in the House and Senate. It is likely to have only a small impact on solving the root causes of Central American migration because many of the components are things Mexico is already doing. President Trump ought to stop acting like a showman and start working with Democrats on our serious proposals to address the nation’s most pressing needs.”