Mexican officials try to stave off tariffsDiplomats meet at White House amid Trump’s threats over immigration

By Jill Colvin, Matthew Leeand Luis Alonso LugoThe Associated PressWASHINGTON — Mexican and U.S. officials met late into the day Tuesday at the White House trying to stave off President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on all Mexican goods flowing into the United States.
The first tariffs — 5% taxes on imports from Mexico — are to go into effect next Monday, and Trump has said that is “more likely” than not to occur despite stiff and vocal opposition from many fellow Republicans in Congress.
However, there were also hopeful comments earlier Wednesday, including from White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who said on CNN that there were commitments Mexico could make to avoid the tariffs, which he said “may not have to go into effect precisely because we have the Mexicans’ attention.”
The tariffs carry enormous economic consequences for both countries, and politically they underscore a major ideological split between Trump and his party.Read more on NewsOK.com

By Jill Colvin, Matthew Lee
and Luis Alonso Lugo
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Mexican and U.S. officials met late into the day Tuesday at the White House trying to stave off President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on all Mexican goods flowing into the United States.

The first tariffs — 5% taxes on imports from Mexico — are to go into effect next Monday, and Trump has said that is “more likely” than not to occur despite stiff and vocal opposition from many fellow Republicans in Congress.

However, there were also hopeful comments earlier Wednesday, including from White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who said on CNN that there were commitments Mexico could make to avoid the tariffs, which he said “may not have to go into effect precisely because we have the Mexicans’ attention.”

The tariffs carry enormous economic consequences for both countries, and politically they underscore a major ideological split between Trump and his party.
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