Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) just gave notice, and his colleagues are stunned. They never expected this to happen.
Rebuffing President Trump’s plan to raise tariffs on Mexican goods, McConnell said, “We’re not fans of tariffs.” Political war could be brewing.
Trump is working hard to force Mexico into compliance on his border security proposal. He is prepared to start at a 5% tariff and increase it all the way to 25% monthly.
But with Senate Republicans signaling they might override Trump’s plan, he had strong words to share when asked about it in London.
“I don’t think they will do that. I think if they do, it’s foolish,” he said, speaking about the possibility of Congressional Republicans abandoning him on tariffs.
Trump also emphasized his strong support among GOP voters. “I have a 90% — 94% approval rating, as of this morning, in the Republican Party. That’s an all-time record. Can you believe that?” he said.
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