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Trump Says He’s ‘Okay’ With Tariffs on Mexico Should Talks Fail

  • Trump suggests economic motive for tariffs, countering aides
  • President hasn’t specified what Mexico must do to avoid duties
Mick Mulvaney
Mick MulvaneyPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump said he’s “really okay” with imposing tariffs on Mexican exports to the U.S. should talks fail this week over illegal migration across the southern border.

The Mexican government is sending a delegation to Washington on Wednesday, the president said, to discuss migration and Trump’s threat to impose an escalating tariff on Mexico’s U.S. exports unless the country takes unspecified steps to stop a surge of people crossing the border.