So "Washington Week" spent about 30 minutes on Mueller, and about 5 on tariffs coming for Mexico. The consensus was that: a) tariffs had been announced; b) would never be implemented (not really); and c) Trump would declare victory, all based on past patterns.Mexico has taken advantage of the United States for decades. Because of the Dems, our Immigration Laws are BAD. Mexico makes a FORTUNE from the U.S., have for decades, they can easily fix this problem. Time for them to finally do what must be done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019
Oh, and he was making all this noise about Mexico as a distraction.
As I write, Slate has an article about Barr's CBS interview, and one about how the mere mention of Mexican tariffs is scaring Wall Street and could, if imposed, cause a recession. Vox's lead is critical of how Mueller has handled his report (everybody is a couch potato special counsel), critical of how Trump is handling USMCA, and criticism from Mexico about tariffs. Daily Beast is going with Jerry Nadler announcing that impeachment is more likely than not. Raw Story has 13 stories about Mueller, Barr, or impeachment, and 2 about tariffs. TPM has 5 stories related to impeachment, one on tariffs.
I do think Trump will never really impose sanctions on Mexico. I accept he's still playing the distraction game. My question is: how's that working out?