President Trump backed off his threat to close the southern border with Mexico.
He said on Thursday that he would impose tariffs on cars coming into the U.S. if Mexico doesn’t stop the flow of drugs across the border in one year.
“We’re going to give them a one-year warning, and if the drugs don’t stop or largely stop, we’re going to put tariffs on Mexico and products, particularly cars,” Trump said Thursday. “The whole ballgame is cars.” If that didn’t work, he could still move to close the border, he added.
"If the drugs don’t stop -- Mexico can stop them if they want to -- we are going to tariff the cars. The cars are very big and if that doesn’t work we are going to close the border. We are going to give them a one-year warning,” He added.