After days of suggesting that President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs to pressure Mexico into taking more action to thwart the flood of illegal aliens across the United States’ southern border would fail and backfire, ultimately nosediving the economy into a recession, the media have now been forced to admit that his plan was a complete success. And leading the pack was CNN.
“So now there’s the additional border enforcement and help in breaking up trafficking networks. The U.S. got almost everything it wanted from Mexico,” CNN correspondent Victor Blackwell conceded Saturday on “New Day Weekend” with what appeared to be a sad frown.
“The talks go on for another three months,” co-host Christi Paul added.
Announced late Friday evening, the potentially historic immigration deal agreed to by Mexico calls for the Latin American nation to “take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration, to include the deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico.”
“Mexico is also taking decisive action to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations as well as their illicit financial and transportation networks,” a press release issued by the State Department reads.
“Additionally, the United States and Mexico commit to strengthen bilateral cooperation, including information sharing and coordinated actions to better protect and secure our common border.”
More notably, Mexico has agreed to accept all asylum seekers, including those who step foot inside the United States either legally or illegally.
“[T]hose crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their asylum claims,” the press release explains.
The deal was unexpectedly reached after days of liberal Democrats and their media allies fear-mongering over the potential economic side effects that the president’s scheduled tariffs on Mexico could engender. As usual, CNN led the pack.
The tariffs on Mexico, set to go in effect on Monday, would cost Texas alone more than 117,000 jobs, according to the analysis from an economic consulting firm https://t.co/xkBOa6hybL
— CNN (@CNN) June 5, 2019
Business advocates, companies and trade groups are ringing alarm bells about potential fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to threaten Mexico with tariffs https://t.co/8gE5xz4VBT
— CNN Business (@CNNBusiness) June 5, 2019
The Trump administration’s threatened tariffs on Mexico couldn’t come at a worse time for America’s oil refineries https://t.co/zbKrSKlO83
— CNN Business (@CNNBusiness) June 4, 2019
Departing White House economist Kevin Hassett tells @PoppyHarlowCNN the US economy will be impacted if the Trump administration’s decision to threaten Mexico with tariffs reaches 25%. https://t.co/7hlHI31CUr pic.twitter.com/WO619kll45
— CNN (@CNN) June 3, 2019
A failed businessman is running our country & it shows.
Mexico is a huge trading partner, so Trump’s tariffs will force U.S. consumers & businesses to pay billions more.
Markets plummeted after Trump’s announcement. Experts warn this could push us closer to a global recession.
— Nate Lerner (@NathanLerner) May 31, 2019
Some economic analysts and forecasters are sounding the alarm that Donald Trump’s escalation of tariffs on China and threat of tariffs on Mexico could send the global economy toward a recession. #TrumpRecession https://t.co/oUSYwdKl1t
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) June 7, 2019
The latest tariffs are meant to force Mexico to stop the flow of migrants entering the United States. Instead, they will likely backfire, maybe even throwing several exporting states into recession, says @ShannonKONeil https://t.co/oqe4AC7Mqc
— Council on Foreign Relations (@CFR_org) June 8, 2019
The Dow’s down almost 7% in the past month. The yield curve’s inverted. The trade war with Mexico is getting out of control. It’s not too early for Bill Weld and any other GOP challenger, and for free trade, pro-NAFTA Democrats, to start warning about the coming Trump Recession.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 2, 2019
As Trump suspends new tariffs on Mexico, experts warn that his threats could damage the U.S. economyhttps://t.co/DKnMNLCys0
— TIME (@TIME) June 8, 2019
Trump’s tariffs on Mexico goods would eat into U.S. growth and increase the potential for a recession, economists say https://t.co/B5tL90uFCB
— Bloomberg (@business) May 31, 2019
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 9, 2019
Trade experts say that since Mexico is the biggest trade partner for Texas and the U.S., Trump’s proposed 5% tariffs on Mexican imports would quickly be felt on the border before impacting the rest of the U.S. economy. https://t.co/effF72UZCP
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) June 3, 2019
This rhetoric fits a seemingly never-ending pattern of Trump announcing a plan, the media fear-mongering over the plan, the president succeeding at the plan and the media winding up with egg on their face. Rarely, however, does the media ever actually admit defeat.
Even with this clear-cut victory, some segments of the media have already begun twisting the narrative to, one, make it seem as if the deal that was reached was a “compromise,” and two, attribute any potential upcoming drops in migration to other factors, such as weather.
“If historical trends are any guide, the recent migrant influx — last month U.S. officials detained 133,000 people at the southern border, more than twice as many as in December — is likely to fall in coming weeks as searing summer heat kicks in,” the Los Angeles Times wrote Saturday.
“That will give Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador room to claim their efforts have succeeded.”
But that’s a false narrative. The last time that border migration dropped precipitously during the summer months was in 2014. Last year border crossings increased during the summer. The same thing happened in 2017 and 2016. In 2015, on the other hand, crossings declined slightly.
It’s unclear why the media are unwilling or incapable of sticking to the facts and shedding the false narratives and nearly always inaccurate speculation that have defined them for the past four years and counting.
“Experts” said Mexico would never make a deal
“Experts” said tariffs on Mexico would hurt our economy
But President Trump just closed the deal
It’s official: Mexico is doing more to stop immigration than Democrats
RT if you’re sick of these “expert” opinions!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 8, 2019
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