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Trump Lashes Out At “Enemy of the People” Media For Reporting On His Mexico Trade Deal Scam In Series Of Rage Tweets

Trump Lashes Out At “Enemy of the People” Media For Reporting On His Mexico Trade Deal Scam In Series Of Rage Tweets

  • Trump claimed his threat of tariffs helped to negotiate a new immigration deal with Mexico.
  • The New York Times later reported the details of that negotiation were hashed out months ago, before Trump's threats were even made.

President Donald Trump lashed out at media on Sunday morning for having the audacity to report that an immigration deal with Mexico he had bragged about late last week was not negotiated as a result of his threat of tariffs, as his administration had suggested, but rather due to talks that took place months before those threats were even made.

Trump had threatened economic tariffs in May against Mexico, “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP,” the president wrote in a tweet.

But on Friday last week, Trump abruptly stated that a deal had been reached between the two parties, and that the tariffs would be canceled because of the negotiated deal. Trump’s supporters began lavishing praise upon the president for his ability to negotiate a deal, which included mobilization of the Mexican National Guard on its own southern border.

Yet the New York Times reported over the weekend that the details relayed by Trump and his people about the purported deal were, in fact, negotiated between the U.S. and Mexico back in March — which means that Trump was taking credit for his tariffs causing action by Mexico when, in fact, that wasn’t the case.

Trump erupted on social media Sunday morning in reaction to the report from the New York Times and subsequent reporting from CNN. Media who reported on the matter were deemed to be “Enem[ies] of the People,” Trump tweeted out in a series of posts.

Within the series of tweets Trump sent out, he also suggested that there was a small possibility the deal would fall through. “[I]f for some unknown reason there is not [cooperation on immigration from Mexico], we can always go back to our previous, very profitable, position on Tariffs,” Trump said. “But I don’t think that will be necessary.”

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The New York Times defended its original report disputing the president’s assertions, pointing out that Trump had called their reporting false in the past, only for it to be proven true (and for Trump to be caught in yet another one of his lies).

“We are confident in our reporting, and as with so many other occasions, our stories stand up over time and the president’s denials of them do not,” their statement read.

Trump continued his attacks in yet another tweet later on Sunday evening, where he claimed the reporting had been disproven, although there are no subsequent reports suggesting as much at this time.

 

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