Trump displays folded agreement with Mexico — TMN uncovers some of it

Trump displays folded agreement with Mexico — TMN uncovers some of it

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President Donald Trump holds up an agreement he says he signed with Mexico to avoid tariffs as he speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of The White House before boarding Marine One and heading to Iowa, June 11, 2019, (Photo ©2019 Doug Christian)
President Donald Trump holds up an agreement he says he signed with Mexico to avoid tariffs as he speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of The White House before boarding Marine One and heading to Iowa, June 11, 2019, (Photo ©2019 Doug Christian/TMN)

(Audio: President Donald Trump touting an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to stem the flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico to the southern border of the United States)

THE WHITE HOUSE — Before boarding Marine One on his way to Iowa this morning, President Donald Trump held up a folded sheet of paper he claimed to be an agreement between the United States and Mexico designed to stall the flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico to the southern border of the United States.

Trump took exception to reports saying that his agreement with Mexico had already been signed in March without any threats of tariffs.

(Audio: He calls reports that agreement has already made “fake news.”)

Although President Trump said he would wait for Mexico to announce the agreement, Trump said he was holding the written pact but couldn’t show it to reporters because:

(Audio: You will freeze-action it, you will analyze it)

President Donald Trump holds up an agreement he says he signed with Mexico to avoid tariffs as he speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of The White House before boarding Marine One and heading to Iowa on Tuesday morning. (Photo ©2019 Doug Christian/TMN)

And in that spirit, TMN photographed it and got this part of it:

to arrive at a po[illegible] the other party. The parties further intend

for such an agreement to be pro[illegible] to burden-sharing in relation to the

processing of refugee status claims

Mexico also commits to immediately [illegible] ing domestic laws and regulations with a

view to identifying any changes that [illegible] ary to bring into force and implement such an

agreement.

If the United States determines, at its discretion and after consultation with Mexico, after 45

calendar days from the date of the issuance of the Joint Declaration, that the measures adopted

by the Government of Mexico pursuant to the Joint Declaration that the measures adopted

results in addressing the flow of migrants to the southern border of the United States, the

Government of Mexico will take all necessary steps under domestic law to bring the agreement

into force with a view to ensuring that the agreement will enter into force within 45 days.

Signed on this 7th of June, 2019 in Washington, D.C. by: [Signatories]

Doug Christian, The White House

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