Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) praised President Trump for achieving an agreement with Mexico in the midst of pending tariff threats and projected the fight of the mainstream media ahead of Trump’s political win.
The Florida Republican said the President secured a foreign policy victory with recent trade talks.
“By using all tools available to him under U.S. law, President Trump has advanced the protection of our national security interests,” Rubio said.
Trump concluded an immigration reform agreement on Friday evening with Mexico. The deal essentially ends catch-and-release, with Mexico offering jobs and health care to migrants as they wait to hear their claims to asylum in the U.S.
“Those [migrants] crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their [US.] asylum claims,” the State Department said in the joint declaration.
Rubio gave praise for the victory of Trump and predicted the struggle of the mainstream media to give credit to the president.
The threat of tariffs got #Mexico to agree to take unprecedented steps to control illegal migration.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 8, 2019
Rubio also released a statement:
By using all the tools available to him under U.S. law, President Trump has advanced the protection of our national security interests.
While I generally do not support imposing tariffs, except in cases of legitimate violations of U.S. trade law, Mexico’s lack of commitment when it comes to addressing the unsustainable and dangerous migratory crisis at our Southern Border has left this administration no other choice.
Rubio again credited the victory to Trump’s relentless pressure and demands for “decisive action.”
“By exerting maximum pressure and demanding decisive action from the López Obrador administration, President Trump has secured an important victory on behalf of the American people,” the statement added.