In the United States, states are not constitutionaly empowered to run a foreign policy, not to talk of municipalities.
But New York’s Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio has creatively…
President Trump has taken to Twitter to disclose that to him, Mexico is indirectly paying for the controversial border wall it has so far refused to fund.
He said this payment is coming to the US through USMCA, the agreement that replaces NAFTA.
Mexico is paying (indirectly) for the Wall through the new USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA! Far more money coming to the U.S. Because of the tremendous dangers at the Border, including large scale criminal and drug inflow, the United States Military will build the Wall!
In the face of massive opposition to the border wall, it might be something Trump would want to say to show his base that the wall is on track – building the wall was his first campaign promise.
But let’s hope Mexico doesn’t backtrack on USMCA because of this disclosure. Afterall, politics is all about perception.
Running The States’s not been easy on Trump. He faces fiercer-than-average opposition. So, he might have decided to take his chances with the disclosure.
The Trump Foundation has been shut down on the orders of the New York Attorney General. Trump’s 3 eldest children have been placed under further investigation.
One of Trump’s alleged sins is that he spent time raising funds ($2.8 million) for US veterans through the foundation on a day when a presidential debate was holding.
Another is that the foundation was not properly registered in New York, its primary area of operation.