US: Mexico A Huge Security Risk - Page 26
President Donald Trump wants to impose a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a border wall, according to the White House.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the tax is part of a comprehensive tax reform package Trump and Republicans are looking to put together. It would include taxing imports from other countries.
Earlier Thursday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he was scrapping a planned White House visit next week. Trump, taking the stage in Philadelphia hours later, characterized the decision to cancel the meeting as mutual.
"Unless Mexico is going to treat the United States fairly, with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless," Trump told GOP lawmakers.
Also Thursday, two senior administration officials said that the Trump administration told four top State Department management officials that their services were no longer needed as part of an effort to "Clean house." Ref. CNN.