President Trump took a few quick moments before D-Day festivities to insult his Republican colleagues and everyone else opposed to his tariffs.
“We’re having a great talk with Mexico,” he told reporters. “We’ll see what happens. But something pretty dramatic could happen. We’ve told Mexico the tariffs go on. And I mean it, too. And I’m very happy with it. And lot of people, senators included, they have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to tariffs. They have no — absolutely no idea.”
“When you have the money, when you have the product, when you have the thing that everybody wants, you’re in a position to do very well with tariffs, and that’s where we are,” he continued. “We’re the piggybank. The United States is the piggybank. It has all the money that others want to take from us, but they’re not taking it so easy anymore. It’s a lot different.”
Trump’s threat of wide-sweeping tariffs on Mexico in order to force an end to illegal immigration has even some of his closest allies in the Senate up in arms. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said earlier this week that the move didn’t have support in his caucus.