Three Trump Retreats in Three Weeks


First Read notes that in less than three weeks, President Trump has made three different retreats: Reaching a deal with Mexico to avert tariffs – a deal that largely consisted of actions that Mexico had already agreed to; backing down on military strikes against Iran for shooting down a U.S. drone; delaying his plan for nationwide raids to deport undocumented immigrants.

Mexico Is Not Paying for the Wall

It is evident that we have some differences with the new government of the United States, like the topic of the wall, that Mexico of course will not pay.

— Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, reiterating “that Mexico would not pay for a border wall between it and the U.S., despite President-elect Donald Trump’s claims to the contrary earlier in the day,” Politico reports.

Trump Sues Univision for $500 Million

$500 million

Amount Donald Trump is suing Univision for after the network’s decision “to sever ties with him over his remarks about immigrants. The mogul and presidential candidate filed a $500-million lawsuit against Univision on Tuesday, claiming the Hispanic media organization violated its contract with him and his Miss Universe Organization,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

N.C. Congressional Candidate Suggests War with Mexico to Cure Illegal Immigration

I will tell you if you have foreigners who are sneaking in with drug cartels to me that is a national threat. And if we got to go laser or blitz somebody with a couple of fighter jets for a little while to make our point, I don’t have a problem with that either. So yeah, whatever we need to do.

— North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Walker (R), suggesting war with Mexico might be a way to stop immigrants coming across the border, TPM reports.