"This is one page".
The deal cut between the two nations last week means Mexico will expand a program under which migrants applying for asylum in the United States wait out the process in Mexico. "If they don't get approval, we'll have to think in terms of tariffs or whatever", he told reporters at the White House. It's very simple. It's right here.
Ebrard also said there was no agreement between the United States and Mexico to purchase more agricultural products under the accord, despite Trump saying over the weekend that Mexico had agreed to buy "large quantities" from USA farmers.
Mr Ebrard said the United States had been insistent on this measure, and that they had wanted this to be implemented straight away.
Discussions would take place with Brazil, Panama and Guatemala - the countries now used by migrants as transit points - to see if they could share the burden of processing asylum claims.
"They wanted something else totally different to be signed". Mexican government documents said it was "the first time in recent history that Mexico has made a decision to take operational control of its southern border as a priority". We had nothing, and the reason we had nothing is because Mexico felt they didn't have to give us anything. I don't blame them.
He said the agreement that he waved around would go into affect at his discretion.
'This will go into effect, and it's my option.
"I'm going to let Mexico do the announcement at the right time", Trump told reporters on a sun-splashed day in Washington.
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.
"We have a fixed time period to prove that it is possible to reduce migration through development, through social welfare - that the use of force is not the only option", Lopez Obrador told a press conference.
But Mexico faces huge pressure to deliver immediate results at the US-Mexican border.
But even as the president called the agreement "successful", he suggested he may again seek to impose tariffs on Mexico if they fall short of their end of the bargain.
'I don't want to say and you can just figure it out yourselves.
Washington wants Mexico to be declared a safe third country in which asylum seekers would have to seek safe harbor instead of the United States, a demand Mexico has rejected in the past.
This plan had already been partly announced Mexican Foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard on Monday.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi got in a shot at Trump's negotiations with Mexico during a talk at the Peterson Foundation Tuesday.
"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.
For now, the deal ends plans by the Trump administration to slap a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into the US from Mexico - something that had sparked fears from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress about the possible economic fallout from such a move.
He said the tax on those goods would increase each month the problem persisted until October, when it would cap at 25 per cent.
The President tweeted Monday, saying tariffs will be reinstated if Mexico's legislature doesn't vote to approve the deal.