May 31, 2019
San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on President Trump’s threat to impose escalating new tariffs on goods from Mexico:
“Yesterday, the President demonstrated his lack of knowledge of policy and process in our trade relations by taking premature action to advance the USMCA. Later in the day, he demonstrated a further lack of understanding of the recklessness of his actions by threatening tariffs on Mexico. The President’s threat is not rooted in wise trade policy but has more to do with bad immigration policy on his part.
“We hope that the President will join us in bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform, be strategic about our trade relationships and recognize the importance of the U.S.-Mexico relationship.
“Yet again, the President is sowing chaos over the border instead of delivering solutions for American workers and for American consumers.”