Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) is supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham wish for Democrats to be more like the Mexican government and work with President Trump on fixing the “broken immigration system, and not working against him.
Democrats and some Republicans were quick to rebuke Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods if that government didn’t do something to help end the border crisis.
Thousands of migrants have amassing at the U.S. southern border after traveling length of Mexico from central America.
Democratic leadership in the U.S. Congress has taken the point in the ongoing ‘War on Trump,’ calling his decision to threaten Mexico ‘reckless.’
“President Trump undermined America’s preeminent leadership role in the world by recklessly threatening to impose tariffs on our close friend and neighbor to the south,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) “Threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy.”
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) tweeted that Trump’s “threat of tariffs got Mexico to agree to take unprecedented steps to control illegal migration.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) went as far as to call the Trump newly-announced deal with Mexico “bogus “because he says that Mexico agreed to the deal “months ago.”