Trump: ‘I Never Changed My Mind at All’ About Shutting Down the Border

‘I may shut it down at some point but I would rather do tariffs’

TRUMP: "I never changed my mind at all. I may shut it down at some point, but I would rather do tariffs. Mexico, I have to say, has been very, very good, you know that, over the last four days since I talked about shutting down the border. If they continue that, everything will be fine. If they don’t, we’re going to tariff their cars at 25 percent coming into the United States. So every time they make a car, it is a 25 percent tariff. That means we make money as opposed to lose money. We probably bring those car companies back into the United States. But if on the other hand it doesn’t work, which it will 100 percent, the tariffs will work. Just like they’ve worked with steel. Our steel industry is so hot right now because of what I did with tariffs. Same thing with aluminum. They work. But if it didn’t work, I will close the border. I also am looking at an economic penalty for all the drugs that are coming in through the southern border and killing our people."

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