“Unless Mexico is going to treat the United States fairly, with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless, and I want to go a different route. We have no choice.”
See Trump slams Mexico as leader cancels tripTrump’s “newspeak” continues. He’s now defining “respect” as a victim folding to the demands of the extortionist… See, Trump is the extortionist here, the party to NAFTA who has no respect for an equal partner, Mexico. Trump is demanding Mexico agree to paying unknown $billions for a wall that is of no benefit to Mexico. For Trump to demand respect when Trump has no decency at all is simply abuse of us all, our common sense, our sense of right and wrong, custom, law and the Constitution. Trump does not have the power to destroy USA’s reputation as a law-abiding nation in the world. The Constitution was set up with checks and balances to prevent that. Extortion of a major trading partner, an ally in the war on drugs, and a neighbour closely integrated socially with USA is an impeachable offence and the sooner the Congress gets around to that the sooner USA’s rapidly deteriorating reputation can be repaired.
How far will the Congress allow this to go? A trade war? Shutting down the border entirely? A shooting war? Where will it end? It’s all so pointless. It’s all based on whim of a madman.
UPDATE – Trump plans a 20% duty on goods from Mexico to pay for the damned wall. Expect Mexico to lay on a 30% duty in reply. War begins. How many millions of USAians are about to lose their jobs because of Trump’s ignorance?