Trump’s ‘Secret Agreement’ With Mexico Was Just Uncovered by Photographer on WH Lawn
Don’t believe that Donald Trump has a brand new deal with Mexico?
Well, he wants everyone to know that the proof is in his pocket.
Tump was a bit miffed by a New York Times report published over the weekend, which said that the major terms of the immigration agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that caused him to retract his tariff threats were actually negotiated months ago by the former Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirjsten Nielsen.
Since then, he has called the report a false one, argued that the deal was new, and teased that there was information in the final agreement that has not yet been revealed.
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So, in order to dispel any rumors that questioned the validity of his claims, Trump pulled a folded piece of paper out of his jacket, proudly displaying it in front of a group of reporters. He told them it was one page of the deal with Mexico, but, despite the reporters’ pleas, the president would not hand the paper over for analysis. He was just keeping everyone on their toes.
President Trump held up a folded piece of paper and said it was the agreement the White House recently made with Mexico to avoid his promised 5% tariffs on Mexican goods.
He said he wanted to allow Mexico to announce the terms of the agreement on their own time before he does pic.twitter.com/MUzSrmiIwK
— POLITICO (@politico) June 11, 2019
Many people guessed it was just a blank piece of paper, but alas, it was not.
Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford caught the paper on camera as well as what it said:
“the Government of Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the agreement into force with a view to ensuring that the agreement will enter into force within 45 days.” @realDonaldTrump #Mexico agreement. Second photo flipped @washingtonpost @postpolitics pic.twitter.com/lWuJU9bpYK
— Jabin Botsford (@jabinbotsford) June 11, 2019
And as Twitter quickly noted, this “SOOPER SEKRET” deal is a dud…a nothingburger.
No wonder he doesn't want to release this document. It's a nothingburger. https://t.co/TmqiX0bRcA
— Ed Bott (@edbott) June 11, 2019
The “secret agreement” was an agreement to enforce the agreement? Why do you all keep falling for this racist idiot? 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/9jl0d1X0hU
— DemiMF99 (@DemiMF99) June 11, 2019
— George Scriban (@scribandotcom) June 11, 2019