By Joseph Curl - thegatewaypundit.com
Some things you just can't make up.
After President Trump played hardball with Mexico, forcing the U.S. neighbor to crack down on the flow of foreigners to the U.S. border, Democrats bashed the president.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released a statement Saturday morning saying Trump had "undermined America's preeminent leadership role in the world" by threatening to impose tariffs on Mexico if it didn't control the flow of foreigners.
"We are deeply disappointed by the Administration's expansion of its failed Remain-in-Mexico policy, which violates the rights of asylum seekers under U.S. law and fails to address the root causes of Central American migration," Pelosi said. "Threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy." The Remain-in-Mexico policy that Trump expanded calls for foreigners to be held there, rather than tyhe U.S., as they await asylum hearings.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that since Trump has supposedly solved the problem, he no longer has to keep talking about illegal immigration.
"This is an historic night!" Schumer wrote on Twitter. "@realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to 'greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.' Now that that problem is solved, I'm sure we won't be hearing any more about it in the future."
The hilarious but pessimistic Schumer had earlier predicted Trump would fail to achieve a deal with Mexico.
"Unlike the president's half-baked plan to impose tariffs on Mexico, Democratic proposals do not threaten the U.S. economy When the president inevitably retreats from his tariff threat which may be as soon as this afternoon, we should proceed to these commonsense policies instead," he wrote Wednesday.
Trump on Saturday hailed the deal reached with Mexico to help shut off the flow of migrants to the U.S. Under the deal, Mexico agreed to take "unprecedented steps" to stop the flow, while the U.S. backed off plans to impose tariffs.
"Mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this will be a very successful agreement for both the United States and Mexico," Trump wrote on Twitter.
Mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this will be a very successful agreement for both the United States and Mexico!
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019
Trump also hit Pelosi.
"Nervous Nancy Pelosi & the Democrat House are getting nothing done. Perhaps they could lead the way with the USMCA, the spectacular & very popular new Trade Deal that replaces NAFTA, the worst Trade Deal in the history of the U.S.A. Great for our Farmers, Manufacturers & Unions!" he wrote.
And Trump thanked negotiators from both sides. "I would like to thank the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, together with all of the many representatives of both the United States and Mexico, for working so long and hard to get our agreement on immigration completed!"