Tariffs talks between the U.S. and Mexican officials are set to resume Thursday just one day after negotiations ended with no consensus.
President Trump made the remarks via twitter Wednesday night saying, “Progress is being made, but not nearly enough!”
The president continued by saying border apprehensions reached 133,000 for the month of May, citing Democrats’ lack of cooperation, and Mexico’s lack of initiative.
President Trump went on to say if no agreement is reached before the Mexican delegation leaves Washington, tariffs will take force Monday beginning at 5%.
The White House has made it clear tariffs will spike significantly each month no agreement is reached.
Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan hosted the delegation at the White House on Wednesday in hopes of reaching an agreement to avoid the tariffs.
Privileged to welcome the Mexican delegation to the @WhiteHouse today. Negotiations will continue. Progress was made but as @POTUS said “not nearly enough.” @SecPompeo, @DHSMcAleenan, & I made clear: Mexico must do more to address the urgent crisis at our Southern Border. pic.twitter.com/u3uljnebrh
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 5, 2019
The vice president weighed in on the progress via twitter following the talks saying, “not nearly enough” progress is being made.
Pence continued by saying, “Mexico must do more to address the urgent crisis at our Southern Border.”
The meeting comes about a week after President Trump announced he would enact 5% tariffs targeting all Mexican products beginning on June 10 until the influx of illegal immigration, enabled by Mexico, stops.