Trump proposes 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for US border wall. Now the two governments are at a stand off. Thoughts?

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Trump proposes 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for US border wall.  Now the two governments are at a stand off.  Thoughts?


The White House has announced a plan to impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports that could possibly pay for the entire wall. That means that the tax could cost Americans more when purchasing from Mexican manufacturers and could have negative impacts on foreign relations with the Mexican Government.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancelled a meeting with President Trump to discuss the wall due to public pressure to not be such a doormat to the United States. Part of the problem Mexico is having is the fact that President Trump signed an executive order to not only fund the construction of the wall, but to also empower deportation agencies. Both orders came on the first day of talks with Mexico, thus causing Mexico's president to cancel his meeting with Trump as the move didn't seem to take into account everyone who would be effected (both American and Mexican people).

At this point, Trump is still weighing other options, but this seems to be the one with the most support from the White House. However, many Americans are concerned about having to pay more for Mexican goods and what negative implications that wall will have on foreign relationships with one of closest neighboring nations.

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