"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.
The president told Fox News that Beijing "took advantage of us for many, many years."
"It is dangerous when presidents write their own laws, impose their own taxes, spend money how they want and Congress looks the other way," Andrew Napolitano, Fox News' senior judicial analyst, said.
"This is survival at this point. I mean, for a lot of operations it is a survival thing," Iowa farmer Robert Ewoldt said.
"I love the position we're in," Trump told reporters. "It's working out really well."
Research shows that U.S. consumers and businesses, not China, ultimately bear the true cost of the president's trade war.
Senator Tom Cotton said U.S. farmers and consumers who feel the pinch of President Donald Trump's trade war with China should consider the "sacrifices" made by soldiers fighting abroad or buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
"The perception that China cannot bear it is a fantasy and misjudgment," an op-ed in The Global Times argued.
"I'm so amused by people who come up to me and say: 'You used to be a Republican and I used to support your views,'" Joe Scarborough said. "I say: 'Well, my views haven't changed."
Wei Jianguo said the U.S. will face "problems of a historic nature" if it does not change course.