June 14, 2019

GONNA NEED MORE UMBRELLAS:

Tariff Man's Bark Is Worse than His Bite (ANNE O. KRUEGER, 6/13/19, Project Syndicate)

The Trump administration's flailing efforts to reduce the flow of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border have long been a source of public spectacle. In this instance, after a few days of deep uncertainty, Mexico and the US announced that they had reached an agreement whereby Mexico would take steps to stem the flow of migrants, and the US would refrain from imposing tariffs. Precisely what actions Mexico would take went largely unspecified, or had already been promised months earlier.

Nonetheless, Trump, resembling British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain after his return from Munich in 1938, waved a piece of paper in front of reporters, claiming that it held proof of Mexico's commitment to accede to US wishes.

Posted by at June 14, 2019 12:01 AM

  

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