"And they did it because, frankly, I said you really have to do it". "Anyone who is absolutely convinced that we can not avoid a recession this year is far too overconfident in his or her ability to understand the economy". In fact, as Mediaite points out, the gathering "was organized to protect migrants making their way to Mexico and the US from cartels crime, including rape".
But Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pledged that the size of the troop deployment will be "strong" and "as many as is needed to fill the gaps that we have today". "I thank the GOM (Government of Mexico) for their partnership on this and other security issues", she tweeted.
The caravan, however, is only dispersing into smaller groups after reaching Mexico City. The Foreign Ministry told CNN that the caravan was not necessarily ending but that people were separating. Organizers still estimated that over 1,000 participants were continuing on the journey.
Between 2006 and 2008, 6,000 troops were dispersed along the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas at a cost of $1.2 billion.
No one has officially declared "war" in the way of trade between the USA and China, but the nations are no doubt in the makings of a trade war.
More than a border operation, the 1846-48 Mexican-American War began over tensions related to the USA annexation of Mexico.
Trump said the United States has helped rebuild China. The troops repaired and constructed border fencing and flew border protection agents by helicopter to intercept immigrants trying to enter illegally. But longstanding concerns about the security of the southern border led to National Guard troops being deployed by the thousands under Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. "None of that will require Congressional approval".
Trump has been frustrated by slow action on building his "big, attractive wall" along the Mexican border - the signature promise of his campaign - as well as a recent uptick in illegal border crossings, which had plunged during the early months of his presidency, giving Trump an accomplishment to point to when he had few. Many members of his own party have blamed the president's lack of focus for helping to stymie their agenda, and they are eager for him to focus on the tax cut, the most significant legislation achievement on which to run in the upcoming midterm elections. The setbacks globalization has created for many American communities ― tragic as they have been ― could well have been justified if they secured other strategic goals. And some of the most vocal anti-immigration commentators - with influence among Trump's base - have been getting restless. It's never what we expected or who we expected. "My administration has no choice but to act".
"The liberal media won't be telling you that, they'll be busy orchestrating an onslaught of any negative story they could find; obsessing over Stormy Daniels and Russian Federation", said Sean.
Trump is right, though.
"There's a growing possibility we'll end up in a trade war and that is a risk to the brisk growth we were expecting this year and next", said Karen Dynan, a Harvard economics professor and former Obama staffer.
He followed up on Tuesday with another tweet reading: "The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our "Weak Laws" Border, had better be stopped before it gets there". After more than 16 years, a verdict is long overdue. That number in 2015 and 2016 was higher than years previous. "Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW". A second attacked Congress and claimed that "our country is being stolen!"
Instead, the White House announced after the markets closed Thursday that Trump had instructed the Office of the United States Trade Representative to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate and, if so, to identify which products they should apply to.
A bipartisan proposal that picked up eight Republicans and almost all Democrats would have passed in that scenario, getting 54 votes.
While the price of aluminum is down about 7 percent since Trump announced his intention to slap shipments with a 10 percent tariff in the name of national security, they have recovered about 0.8 percent since the trade spat escalated this week.