Trump Tweets: The “Remain In Mexico” Edition

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Saturday evening President Trump @ 6:49 p.m. eastern took to Twitter to explain that Migrants at the Southern Border,” would be denied entry to the United States that is “until their claims are individually approved in court.” He added “we only will allow those who come into our Country legally.” President Trump ended his tweet by stating, “No “Releasing” into the U.S…”

@ 6:56 p.m. eastern President Trump continued to explain that “All will stay in Mexico.” President Trump also explains that it might be necessary to “CLOSE our Southern Border.” 

President Trump’s two tweets from Saturday evening seem to confirm a Washington Post article that was published Saturday morning. The article explained that the U.S. and the transitional Mexican government, which takes power on December 1st, had agreed to a plan wherein asylum seekers would wait in Mexico, “while their claims move through U.S. courts.” 

According to the article the sources for this information were, “Mexican officials and senior members of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s transition team.” 

In an interview with The Washington Post, Mexico’s incoming Interior Minister, Olega Sánchez Cordero said, “for now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico,” she called the plan a short-term plan, explaining that “The medium- and long-term solution is that people don’t migrate,” she added, “Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine one caravan after another after another. That would also be a problem for us.”

Shortly before President Trump tweets, but after the Washington Post article was published NBC News reports that no plan or deal has been reached between the U.S. or Mexico’s newly established government. 

According to NBC News two officials within the Trump administration told them, “that the deal with Mexico’s recently elected government would force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while U.S. courts process their claims.” The article adds that these two officials went on to say, “that operational and legal details are being worked out, and the deal is still at least few weeks away from going into effect.” 

Jesus Ramirez Cuevas, a spokesman for President-Elect Andrés Manuel López denied any deal being reached telling NBC News that even talks about such a deal were premature. 

Late Saturday Interior Minister Sánchez Cordero told NBC News, “There is no agreement of any kind between the future federal government of Mexico and the United States of America. The new government will begin its mandate on December 1.”

On Thursday during President Trump’s Q&A after his Thanksgiving phone call to the troops, he’s asked about “shutting down the border,” he tells reporters, “Well, I’ve already shut it down.” He is later asked in the clip below if he signed an order to close the border he says he did, the report asks for a copy of the order and President Trump tells the reporter, “ah, you don’t need it. It’s not that big of a deal.” 

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