President Trump is a master of using leverage to structure deals favorable to his liking.
Where others may not see leverage, Trump will create it.
As we chronicled earlier this afternoon, President Trump put all of the Central American countries participating in any way that there’d be a high price to pay if they didn’t call off their support of the invading migrant army.
By this evening these countries – El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico – had blinked and a deal was reached to stop the caravan before it crosses the southern border of Mexico.
As the migrant army approaches the northern border of Guatemala – the border shared with southern Mexico – an agreement has been reached for vetting the migrants at that point.
According to early reports, the vetting process is scheduled to take place along the Guatemala-Mexican border where the claims of each individual will be heard and a determination made as to their eligibility for refugee status.
If their claims are upheld then, reportedly, the United Nations will find a home for them – not the United States.
This is what winning looks like. No magic wands either, just a man with a plan and the balls to implement it.
Thank you Mexico, we look forward to working with you! https://t.co/wf7sE0DHFT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
Are you sick of winning yet?
UPDATE: CNN (yes, I know CNN is not to be trusted but this report is based on statements of a Mexican diplomat) Reports:
Ambassador of Mexico says he doesn’t know of deal with Trump to stop migrant caravan
Mexican Ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez on Thursday said he was not aware of a deal between the United States and Mexico to stop the Honduran migrant “caravan” fleeing north to the United States’ southern border.
“I think it’s important that we address development and I think that we’re trying to do so with the United States,” he said. “The Mexican government does not promote irregular or condone irregular immigration, but at the same time we cannot close our eyes to humanitarian situation that has been presented.”