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Trump prompts protests with promise of new Mexican tariffs

May 31, 2019

The decision showed the administration going to new lengths, and looking for new levers, to pressure Mexico to take action - even if those risk upending other policy priorities, like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement , a trade deal that is the cornerstone of Trump's legislative agenda and seen as beneficial to his reelection effort. It also risks further damaging the already strained relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, two countries whose economies are deeply intertwined.