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Donald Trump predicts Mexico tariffs will kick in this week

Monday, June 10, 2019

Donald Trump was facing mounting pressure from Republicans in Congress to reach a deal on migration that would avoid sweeping tariffs on imports from America’s southern neighbor, even as the US president defiantly predicted that the levies will take effect as planned this week.

Several senior members of Trump’s own party spoke out against the administration’s latest tariff threat on Tuesday, after a tense lunch with White House officials to discuss the stand-off with Mexico, the Financial Times reports.