Well, Trump slept on it, and... nothing changed.
Confirming that the tensions between the US and Mexico are only set to escalate after a diplomatically volatile day, in which president Pena Nieto unexpectedly pulled out of his Jan. 31 meeting with the US president, prompting the White House to first suggest it could impose a 20% border tax on Mexican imports, only to back off from the statement hours later, moments ago Trump tweeted that "Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough. Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, NOW!"
Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough. Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, NOW!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2017
Can you spot when NAFTA was signed? (Hint: when the trade balance went red)
Interstingly, the peso is rallying hard today, erasing most of yesterday's losses from the constant headlines...
The tweet comes just hours ahead of Trump's first official meeting with UK PM Theresa May, where the main topic, in addition to US support for NATO and Russia, will be trade.
Trump also brought up the topic of vote-rigging in his morning tweet-storm - ensuring the news cycle stays focused on it for the weekend...
Look forward to seeing final results of VoteStand. Gregg Phillips and crew say at least 3,000,000 votes were illegal. We must do better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2017