Trump Backs Off Border Shutdown But Threatens Auto Tariffs
President Donald Trump has been increasingly exasperated by the swelling numbers of migrants entering the U.S.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead on Thursday that he’d slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the country does more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs coming to the U.S. In his latest walk-back in recent days, Trump told reporters he would try the “less drastic measure” before resorting to his standing threat. “Mexico understands that we’re…