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Mexico denies Trump's claim of secret concessions in deal

Mexico denies Trump's claim of secret concessions in deal

CBN's Ben Kennedy asked Trump's former economic advisor if he thought the same strategy President Trump used with Mexico will work with China?

But when asked about that deal on Monday, Mr Ebrard said that there had been no additional agreement with the USA and that the American president was likely referring to expected growth in trade following the migration deal.

'It's a very simple agreement.

But Ebrard, holding up a paper and pointing to the previously announced details, said, "There is no other thing beyond what I have just explained".

The EU has approved two areas for negotiation - one to cut tariffs on industrial goods, the other to make it easier for companies to show products meet EU or United States standards.

He said that USA negotiators had wanted Mexico to commit to "zero migrants" crossing its territory, but according to Mr Ebrard, that was "mission impossible".

His book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, will be published on Tuesday.

He also warned Mexico he would put his threat of tariffs into place if they did not decrease the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border. "You're going to reach a point where Mexicans say, 'Enough is enough.' The question is, when?"

"I think the president has completely overblown what he purports to have achieved", Beto O'Rourke, a presidential contender, told ABC on Sunday.

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Ebrard said his country is to speed up deployment of its recently created National Guard at the southern border with Guatemala, and Mexican migration authorities will demand identification from any visitor entering Mexico.

That is different from a long-standing United States demand that Mexico be declared a safe place for asylum seekers, requiring them to seek refuge in Mexico if they passed through the country on the way to the US.

It has been two days since President Trump claimed in a tweet that there was a secret agreement between the US and Mexican governments, in addition to the deal that was announced Friday to avert Trump's threatened tariffs. That demand was put on the table again by US negotiators last week, but was not accepted by Mexico.

James "Whitey" Bulger who ordered the murder of at least 19 people and spent more than two decades running one of America's most deadly crime gangs, is not someone most politicians would want an endorsement from.

He said the tax on those goods would increase each month the problem persisted until October, when it would cap at 25 per cent.

Although Trump could have said that the Times own article, in arguing that it was months of negotiation which brought about portions of this deal, was still inadvertently crediting his administration's efforts, it was probably the challenges to his backbone on tariffs that enraged him. It has also pledged to reinforce its southern border with Guatemala with 6,000 members of its National Guard militarised police force.

Trump announced on May 30 that a 5 per cent tariff on all Mexican imports to the USA would go into effect on June 10 and eventually increase to as much as 25 per cent by October.

Critics have said there have been no new major commitments to slow the migration of Central Americans to the United States.