Monday, 22 April, 2019

Stephen Colbert absolutely destroys Trump's threat to close the border with Mexico

America would run out of avocados in weeks if Trump shuts border with Mexico, grower warns US Would Run Out Of Avocados In Three Weeks If Trump Shuts Border, Expert Says
Lloyd Bates | 03 April, 2019, 03:25

Meanwhile, the Trump administration said Monday as many as 2,000 US inspectors who screen cargo and vehicles at ports of entry along the Mexican border may be reassigned to help handle the surge of migrants. CNN reports that members of the Trump Administration have attempted to warn the president of the potential impact, but that the pondering of shutting it down carries on.

A closure would have enormous economic consequences for Mexico and the United States.

A top distributor and grower of avocados has warned that the US would run out of the fruit in three weeks if imports from Mexico are halted amid any possible border shutdown.

But how effective is focusing on one fruit?

"We're absolutely going to see higher prices".

"It's a handy shorthand way of illustrating how an abstract issue like worldwide trade actually affects people's lives day by day.it gets people to understand the interconnectedness of the global marketplace and demonstrates the benefits of globalization". As to why, I'll let the president tweet in his own words. And avocados... Americans love them, and Mexico produces more of them, by far, than anywhere else in the world.

President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the US-Mexico border would hit American consumers - in the gut.

"It is a national emergency on the border", Trump said. "We urge the administration to end current trade disputes and to focus on the expansion of export markets for USA agriculture, an economic sector that reduces the USA trade deficit by producing some of America's most competitive export products". "But they're playing games and we've had enough of that here at the border", Saenz says.

If you haven't noticed, Trump has been on a tweetstorm about the Mexican border closure lately.

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USA brunch fans could be hard hit if Donald Trump closes the Mexican border, with one expert claiming the country would run out of avocados within three weeks. "The humanitarian situation can not be ignored and the security situation can not be ignored".

Sanders claimed the southern border is being overrun and the president could be forced to close it.

"USMCA is essential to maintaining the competitiveness of the United States auto industry and we are urging Congress to pass it without delay", he said. "They said if it's a complete shutdown, no one comes in or out because the border will just be closed".

The three "don't do anything for us", he said.

"Trump's default when there is threatening news is to create a crisis on the border".

And Mexico cooperates with the United States on security because of the economic benefits of the relationship, said Guajardo, now a senior director at McLarty Associates. "I see the whole industry shutdown within a week of a border closing". "It's not necessarily where immigrants want to emigrate to".

The effects were evident Monday: Sergio Amaya, a 24-year-old American citizen who lives in Juarez, Mexico, and attends UTEP. He's also speaking out against closing the border.

Which brings us back to avocados. "We'll close it. We'll keep it closed for a long time", he said.

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