May 31, 2019
Breaking News: Yesterday, President Trump announced a surprise 5% tariff on Mexican imports until Mexico takes action to stem the flood of illegal migrants into the US. This was greeted with outrage, mockery and derision by the media, Democrats and Mexican President Lopez Obrador.
And this morning, via Reuters, this just in: “Mexico's President Lopez Obrador asks Trump to have U.S. officials meet with the Mexican foreign minister in Washington on Friday to seek a solution that benefits both nations.”
So does this mean there IS a viable alternative to the standard “smart diplomacy” negotiating tactics of whining, appeasing and apologizing?