For a long time, for many years, people tried to get what we got in a period of a couple of days, and they couldn't get it.
"They wanted something else totally different to be signed". "Mexico is open to negotiations if we fail, but we are not going to fail". "If they don't get approval, we'll have to think in terms of tariffs".
It still needs to be approved by Mexico's legislative body, but now those lawmakers know that if they don't give the green light, then Trump's tariffs are back on the table.
"Tariffs are a great negotiating tool, a great revenue producers and, most importantly, a powerful way to get companies to come to the United States of America and to get companies that have left us for other lands to come back home", Trump tweeted.
'This will go into effect, and it's my option.
He also warned Mexico he would put his threat of tariffs into place if they did not decrease the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border. Since many travel with children - who can not be held in detention long-term - they are released into the United States to await the resolution of their asylum cases, something the president calls "catch and release".
The president noted past year both countries made excellent wine, but said that France had prohibitive tariffs compared to the United States.
What has Mexico said about the deal?A lot of people are saying that - good luck. I'm not going to say one way or another, ' he said.
Six-thousand Mexican troops are headed south to the Guatemalan border to slow migrants bound for the US.
Mexico's foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, has admitted that Mexico also agreed to a 45-day timeline to show increased enforcement efforts were effective in reducing flows of migrants.
But he expressed optimism Tuesday that the additional talks will not be necessary.
Ebrard also said there was no agreement between the United States and Mexico to buy more agricultural products under the accord, despite Trump saying over the weekend that Mexico had agreed to buy "large quantities" from U.S. farmers.
The President had been threatening to impose tariffs on Mexican goods imported into the US for months in a bid to encourage the country's government to step up enforcement on illegal immigration. The measures would mean Mexico could avoid import tariffs of five percent.
"The president and other key administration officials also sharply disputed a New York Times report claiming the Friday deal "largely" had been negotiated months ago, and hinted that not all major details of the new arrangement have yet been made public", Fox News" Gregg Re reported.