Trump: Mexico Does Nothing for Us — Except Send Drugs, Take Our Money

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump unloaded on Mexico while meeting with Cabinet members Thursday, criticizing the Nieto administration for refusing to stop immigrants from reaching the southern border.

“Mexico—by the way— is doing nothing for us. Nothing,” President Trump told reporters. “They have the strongest immigration laws. They can do whatever they want. They can keep people out of Mexico.”

“They walk through Mexico like it’s walking through Central Park. It’s ridiculous”:

“When people ask, ‘Why are you being so tough with NAFTA?’ And I am being tough because it’s a terrible deal for the United States,” the president said. “Mexico is making $100 billion a year off us and the horrible NAFTA deal.”

“We’re getting some real beauties. Mexico is doing nothing for us, except taking our money and sending us drugs.”

“They could solve this problem in two minutes; you wouldn’t even have to do anything.”

“They talk a good game, but they don’t do it.”