Lindsey Graham Just Gave The Most EPIC Response To Trump’s Border Tax Proposal
Well, it seems Donald Trump’s tariff idea has hit a wall. Senator Lindsey Graham and his colleagues aren’t quite ready to toast a potential 20% border tax on Mexico.
The South Carolina Republican ridiculed Donald Trump by warning of rising prices on goods from Mexico, in particular citing “Corona, tequila or margaritas” if the Trump administration were to slap a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to help pay for a border wall along the US-Mexico border.
“Border security yes, tariffs no. Mexico is 3rd largest trading partner. Any tariff we can levy they can levy. Huge barrier to econ growth,” Graham said in a pair of tweets. “Simply put, any policy proposal which drives up costs of Corona, tequila, or margaritas is a big-time bad idea. Mucho Sad.”
Trump is known to end tweets by deciding something to be “sad.” So Graham used the same ending to ridicule Trump.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the proposal earlier Thursday, saying the President was backing the plan and had just discussed it with congressional Republicans in a private meeting.
But after a strong backlash from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, Spicer said that he was simply putting forward one idea Trump is considering to show how the administration could fund the multibillion-dollar construction of the wall.
Yup, they were just floating out ideas to see what sticks.