No other country on the planet can match our overall economic strength —without cheating, anyway. Unfortunately, some countries do cheat.
The founders weren't exactly free traders.
An AP-Norc poll found that just 17 percent of Americans believe they received a tax break under President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans' $1.2 trillion plan, which passed in 2017.
"President Trump is bringing his secret one page agreement with Mexico to Iowa," Joe Biden tweeted, after President Donald Trump help up a folded piece of paper to White House reporters on Tuesday.
"If the United States only wants to escalate trade frictions, we will resolutely respond and fight to the end."
"Look, this is classic Trump, spinning up a conflict that fires up his base but that destabilizes one of our critical alliances."
The ambassador would only say that she expects Mexico to import more American goods in the near future.
"What you need is comprehensive trade policies which represent the working people of this country, and not just the CEOs of large corporations," the 2020 presidential candidate said.
"We are deeply disappointed by the Administration's expansion of its failed Remain-in-Mexico policy," wrote Pelosi.
"You could easily find the American economy in a recession, certainly before the election," Robert Reich said during an appearance on MSNBC Friday.
According to the agreement, Mexico will deploy its National Guard throughout the country to apprehend migrants, "giving priority to its southern border" with Guatemala.
"Consumers could see higher prices for TVs, cell phones, [laptops], cameras, cookware, stemware, instruments, clothing, shoes, toys, strollers, and much more," Aronhalt said.
Four years ago, Graham called Trump a "jackass." Now, the South Carolina senator is known for his vociferous defense of the president.
Trump has proposed a five percent tariff on Mexican goods to spur the country into action on illegal immigration.
Texas imported $107 billion in goods from Mexico last year, accounting for nearly a third of the $346.5 billion imported by the entire U.S.
"Today the numbers report was published, and indeed the flows are growing too much, so they can't be maintained as they are," Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said.
With top officials from the U.S. and Mexico meeting in an attempt to avoid the tariffs, some Senate Republicans believe a deal will be reached and economic heartache avoided.
"This is from the same president of the United States, when all of the intelligence agencies and the Mueller report have clearly said that Russia made an assault on our elections, he won't defend our country from that happening in the future," the House Speaker said.
Republican lawmakers have slammed the president's threat to implement new tariffs on Mexican imports.
Senate Republicans "are reprehensible in what they're doing. Their families have to understand what traitors they are to their conference, to their party and to the country," Lou Dobbs said.
The White House "is trying to use tariffs to solve every problem but HIV and climate change," one Republican senator said after Tuesday's meeting with White House officials.
The Republican from Kentucky argued that it sends a "bad signal" as the Trump administration simultaneously tries to push through a new free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
"I fully expect these tariffs to go onto the at least 5 percent level on June 10th," Mick Mulvaney said.
"Our many companies and jobs that have been foolishly allowed to move South of the Border, will be brought back into the United States through taxation (Tariffs)," the president wrote.
Adviser Peter Navarro said that the tariffs were being levied strictly because of the flow of unauthorized immigration, but Trump appeared to contradict his own official.
The trade deal requires approval of Congress, meaning Trump still needs to win over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the measure can pass—something tariffs with Mexico won't help. Now, even Republicans are expressing doubts.
"One in five jobs in Iowa is tied directly to trade," Senator Joni Ernst said. "Most of that is around the farming sector, our agricultural sector. So it is very tense times."
"While the aid package will help farmers pay their bills, this is not a long-term solution to the damages caused by lost markets," the Illinois Farm Bureau said.